Friendship Friday! I work on community building ALL year and want my students to appreciate each other, especially at this time of year.

Friendship Friday! I work on community building ALL year and want my students to appreciate each other, especially at this time of year.

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

Icebreakers that Rock

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

Try this alternative to an All About Me Book for a Back to School activity! This community building Google Slides activity has students create their own slide to share about themselves while building a class slideshow. Use technology to engage your students with this fun beginning of the year activity!

Back to School Google Slides Collaborative Class Activity

Try this alternative to an All About Me Book for a Back to School activity! This community building Google Slides activity has students create their own slide to share about themselves while building a class slideshow. Use technology to engage your students with this fun beginning of the year activity!

FREEBIE for Back to School! (I didn't look closely at all of these, but I'm sure there's a song to go with all or most of the games listed in this freebie!)

FREEBIE for Back to School! (I didn't look closely at all of these, but I'm sure there's a song to go with all or most of the games listed in this freebie!)

Building a classroom community is SO important!  Student have to learn very early on that they will need to work together and depend on their classmates to be successful.  But how do you instill them with that sense of community?  Check out these great id

Building a classroom community is SO important! Student have to learn very early on that they will need to work together and depend on their classmates to be successful. But how do you instill them with that sense of community? Check out these great id

Pass the Clap - A Fun Game! This is a game with many benefits in the classroom, and plenty of giggles, too!

Pass the Clap - A Fun Game!

Pass the Clap - A Fun Game! This is a game with many benefits in the classroom, and plenty of giggles, too!

Cooperative Learning Activities for the first day of school. Terrific ice breakers!

Five Cooperative Learning Activities to do on the First Day of School

Cooperative Learning Activities for the first day of school. Terrific ice breakers!

Introducing the Student-Led Classroom to my students

Introducing the Student-Led Classroom

Introducing the Student-Led Classroom to my students

These are practical tips for helping students build stronger relationships in the classroom. A positive classroom community is so important!

These are practical tips for helping students build stronger relationships in the classroom. A positive classroom community is so important!

Tootling- the opposite of tattling. Tootling is when students write a positive note about their classmates or teacher and stick it up on our tootling board. They love doing it, and it helps promote a cohesive classroom community!

Tootling- the opposite of tattling. Tootling is when students write a positive note about their classmates or teacher and stick it up on our tootling board. They love doing it, and it helps promote a cohesive classroom community!

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