Building a positive community in your classroom is so important at the beginning of the school year.  Read how to get off to a positive start.

Building a positive community in your classroom is so important at the beginning of the school year. Read how to get off to a positive start. I like the sparkle idea but I might change the words a bit.

Spread love and kindness across your whole school community. Challenge your students (and staff) to commit to at least one Random Act of Kindness. Use this activity and powerpoint bundle to inspire, challenge and show them how they can make a difference in your community... and decorate your classroom or school in the process. 90 Pages in total  #RAK #randomactofkindness #

Random Act of Kindness Activity Bundle with Printables Powerpoint and QR Codes

Spread love and kindness across your whole school community. Challenge your students (and staff) to commit to at least one Random Act of Kindness. Use this activity and powerpoint bundle to inspire, challenge and show them how they can make a difference i

Three fantastic icebreakers that get kids talking and start building relationships from the first day of school!

Icebreakers that Rock

Too many icebreakers require students to take massive social risks with people they barely know. Or they don't really help students get to know each other. Or they are just plain cheesy. Here are three that are actually good. Great if you teach in a speci

Do you want to cultivate happiness throughout your school community? Begin a gratitude project of your own, by reading about everything you need to get started. It includes a link to a free download.

Cultivating Kindness...School-wide!

Darlene Anne / middle school ELA teacher & resource designer / Sharing reading & writing workshop ideas, classroom management strategies & tech tips

Building a Positive Classroom Community with a Student Photo Wall. Perfect for a back to school bulletin board!

Building a Classroom Community with a Student Photo Wall

Building a Classroom Community with a Student Photo Wall - Lessons With Laughter Ideas for modifying this for first grade in the comments. Could fit into 7 Habits, Responsive Classroom, rule making process, hopes and dreams, etc.

Sometimes we all need a little reminder that our words and actions can have a profound impact on those around us. Not just the grand gestures, but the little things. A smile and a scowl can each decide the direction someone’s day takes. I created a few versions of this little 3-2-1 challenge as a way …

Ice-Breaker Challenge - for kids, for adults, for anyone! Free printables in the post, including a blank challenge page to create your own.

Students raised money to make a difference in our school community. Here's my project based leaning experience in a 2nd grade classroom. How to's, mistakes, and my story.

Curious about project based learning in a primary classroom? My students raised money to make a difference in our school community. Here's my project based leaning experience in a grade classroom. How to's, mistakes, and my story.

Spread LOVE and KINDNESS across your whole school community this Valentine's Day. Challenge your students (and staff) to commit to at least one Random Act of Kindness this Valentine's Day. Use this 90 page activity bundle to inspire, challenge and show how they can make a difference in your community... and decorate your classin the process. Bundle Includes: activites, video links #QR codes #Powerpoint Slideshow and more. Suits 6-60 year olds! #RandomActofKindness #RAK #ValentinesDay

Valentine's Day Random Act of Kindness Activity Bundle with video and qr codes

Spread LOVE and KINDNESS across your whole school community this Valentine's Day. Challenge your students (and staff) to commit to at least one Random Act of Kindness this Valentine's Day. Use this 90 page activity bundle to inspire, challenge and show ho

My favorite Back To School Activity! It's the perfect whole class activity to help build community in your classroom at the beginning of the school year.  Students share what they are looking for in a new friend, and how they can be a good friend to others.  Perfect for first, second, third and fourth grade!

Favorite Back To School Activity: Friend Wanted Ads

My favorite Back To School Activity! It's the perfect whole class activity to help build community in your classroom at the beginning of the school year. Students share what they are looking for in a new friend, and how they can be a good friend to other

School Climate EDITABLE product - $ - Use this if you serve on your school's Sunshine Committee, are an administrator, or are part of the leadership team. You're sure to boost staff morale with this product!

Staff Morale Boosters EDITABLE

School Climate Sunshine Committee School MoraleSchool Climate: Administrators, team leaders, and Sunshine Committees have an important role in the school's climate. This file includes activities that help build school community.

Teachers, here are engaging and fun activities to build classroom community during the first week of school! These back to school community building activities (STEM, books, ice breakers, games) will help students learn and practice social skills and develop friendships.

Community Building Activities for the First Week of School

Engaging, fn activities to build classroom community the first week of school! These back to school community building activities (STEM, books, ice breakers, games) will help students learn and practice social skills and develop friendships.

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