WOW!  Give each student in the school 1/4 of a circle and then put them all together to make this mural!

WOW! Give each student in the school 1/4 of a circle and then put them all together to make this mural!

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!

Friend Wanted Ads for Back To School

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!

***Paint Tree at end of year... cut paper for hands, Bird or sign with words... Creation Station: School-wide Mural

***Paint Tree at end of year... cut paper for hands, Bird or sign with words... Creation Station: School-wide Mural

Margaret Thorsborne and Peta Blood (2013) Implementing restorative practices in schools: a practical guide to transforming school communities (London: Jessica Kingsley Publishers)

Margaret Thorsborne and Peta Blood (2013) Implementing restorative practices in schools: a practical guide to transforming school communities (London: Jessica Kingsley Publishers)

Getting to Know You Jar- A Back to School Activity.

Getting to Know You Jar- A Back to School Community Building Activity

By intentionally taking time to build a positive community in your classroom, you can ease the challenges of classroom management, improve student attitude toward learning, and create an environment where students feel welcomed and supported. Check out Presto Plans' 5 favorite ways to build classroom community on The Secondary English Coffee Shop blog!

By intentionally taking time to build a positive community in your classroom, you can ease the challenges of classroom management, improve student attitude toward learning, and create an environment where students feel welcomed and supported. Check out Presto Plans' 5 favorite ways to build classroom community on The Secondary English Coffee Shop blog!

Back to School Read Alouds for Upper Elementary {FREE Printables} - Teaching to Inspire with Jennifer Findley

Back to School Read Alouds for Upper Elementary {FREE Printables

Back to School Read Alouds for Upper Elementary {FREE Printables} - Teaching to Inspire with Jennifer Findley

Three quick team building activities to help build your classroom or school community from the 2 Peas and a Dog blog.

Team Building Activities Guest Post

Three quick team building activities to help build your classroom or school community from the 2 Peas and a Dog blog.

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