August Pinterest Picks

August Pinterest Picks


Procedures, rules, organization, materials, forms, getting to know your kids, helping your kids get to know you!  Any way you look at it there’s a lot to do on the first day or so of school.  Here are a few ideas from my Pinterest collection that I thought might be helpful.  Click on each image to see the original post.



What to Do (and What Not to Do) on the First Day of Middle School

What to Do, What Not to Do

I saved this pin, from In the Middle, because the advice seems straightforward and no-nonsense, perfect for those middle school classes where the kids are already bored with elementary first-day activities like silly ice-breakers and generating class rules together. Sometimes the kids, and the teacher, just want to get the year started!



Six Easy Tips to Organize the Disorganized Student

Organization Tips

Does it seem like you have more and more disorganized students each year?  This post, from Young Teacher Love, spells out specific ideas that you can use to teach and reinforce good organization skills from the beginning of the year.



Gummy Worm Activity, in “Fun Back to School Activities”

Gummy Worm Activity

So, sometimes a silly activity is just what you want.  For those occasions, I chose this gummy worm activity from Diary of a Not So Wimpy Teacher.  It’s so goofy looking that it’s bound to make even middle schoolers laugh, and it’s not the type of ice-breaker to put anyone on the spot.


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3 responses to “August Pinterest Picks”

  1. Marissa says:

    I’ve always wanted to do the Gummy Worm activity, but I’ve never gotten around to doing it! Maybe this year! Thank you for sharing and linking up with us! 🙂

  2. Lisa says:

    I know I will need the organizational tips for students….pinned it for later 🙂 Thanks for sharing and linking up with us!

  3. Marianna says:

    I’ve seen that gummy worm activity before, but always forget to do it! It looks like a lot of fun!

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