Saturday, August 29, 2015

Spark Student Motivation: Welcome Back!

We had a great first week of school, but I'm exhausted!
The first week of school is so important to set expectations and develop routines and procedures, but it's equally important to build community and have a memorable first week!

I sent home VIP Entrance Tickets in the mail to invite my students to Meet the Teacher! I love how they all brought their tickets with them! Kids love getting mail!

Also at Meet the Teacher, I have a display for them to pick up some goodies (welcome back water bottle, pencil, erasers, and a ruler).
 Display letters are from my Back to School Reading & Writing Bundle

 This banner is a welcome to my students to let them know I'm excited about starting a new year with them!
 I found these cute props that are perfect for photo opportunities!
Here's our countdown to a New Year! It's a little loud, but they LOVE it!
 For our Happy New School Year Party I pass out hats, horns and necklaces. They get to take these home and they probably drive their parents crazy!
 Even though we saved Fred last year, it's a fun team building activity that gets them all excited! They had different teams and strategies this year.

We discussed our class Non-Negotiables and Class Procedures, but we also have to throw in some team building and community building activities!
The first week sets the tone for the rest of the year! Make it structured, organized, special, memorable, and fun for you and your students!
Here's to a GREAT SCHOOL YEAR!!!
***This linky will be open for two weeks due to the Labor Day Holiday. :)
I hope you had a wonderful week! Please link up any lessons, ideas, tips, tricks, incentives, ANYTHING you do get your students motivated or excited!
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Check out all the wonderful ideas from my friends who link up and don't forget to leave some love by commenting....we LOVE comments!
***Please include the topic in the link up with your blog name.


  1. I always love your ideas! I'm so adding the VIP entrance ticket to my bank of ideas for next year! I'm hoping your year in fifth grade is off to a fabulous start! You're going to LOVE 5th grade!!

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  2. I love all of your ideas for the new school year! I am totally using the VIP entrance tickets and photo props to start the year off next year. Thank you, and have a great year in fifth grade!

    Fit to be Fourth

  3. Such a fun start to a new school year! You're such an amazing teacher!! Love all of these ideas!!! We are starting week 4!!!!! Eek! And I'm still exhausted:( Have a great next week:)
    4th Grade Frolics

  4. I like the idea of a theme! Week one is done and is went by so fast! We will still be community building for at least another week so maybe I can get a theme up and running. :)

    Mrs. Spangler in the Middle

  5. Love the VIP ticket - wish I had my class list so I had time to mail them to the students - but I will figure out some way to borrow this idea from you : )
    Hope you are having a great time in Grade 5!!

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