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I love, love, love this

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I love, love, love this article! Number seven is definitely my top favorite. One thing I hate most is not having a plan. Thank you for providing links to start the year, and everyday off right. I am in the process of obtaining my bachelors degree in early childhood education, and am interested in teaching third grade. As you may know third grade is when students first begin to take the STAAR test, so I know I'll be super nervous!

Preservice Teacher

This article was amazing. One

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This article was amazing. One of my biggest fears is that I will make a total fool out of myself on the first day of school. This defiantly gave me some ideas that i can use. Also your getting to know you activities were a great touch as well.

EC-6 Generalist

Before the first day! Did you

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Before the first day!
Did you ever have a parent teacher conference before the first day of school in any of the 28 yrs of teaching. I have this idea that meeting the parents the weekend before will help me establish a relationship between each individual family. I'd like to hand out profiles of some type to get to know the students, how they learn, the parents and how they work their view on education etc.

preschool teacher from New York City

Thank you for your post . You

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Thank you for your post . You shared some great ideas that I can use on a yearly basis. Thank you for sharing.

Creative Drama and Music Teacher Pre-K through 5th Grade

So important to be reminded

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So important to be reminded of the importance of the first day. It's a brand new start on so many levels for each and everyone in the classroom, and in that new start there is new hope and a new promise. Thank you for your very insightful words. Many years in the classroom have taught me much, as well. Please see "New School Year, New Start..." at http://imaginationcollaborationteacher.blogspot.com.

ESL teacher in Lara Group for Education

I liked it and i liked

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I liked it and i liked "smile"
In the first I will talk about my students holiday.

5th grade teacher in Delaware

@Britney Thank you so much!

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@Britney Thank you so much! My first day is Monday. My room is ready, and I am excited to begin! Good luck to you as well!

I am an elementary school teacher who is currently working on my masters.

Lisa- What wonderful tips you

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Lisa-

What wonderful tips you have shared! I too feel the first day of school nerves. I can always empathize with the students. I love your tip about the "first day of school outfit" this is something I do as well, and my husband always teases me! My husband is military, so every three to four years we are moving around, which makes that "first day" feeling more intense, it truly is a new experience wherever we are. I admire your excitement after 28 years in the classroom. Good luck this year!

Brittney

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