10 Things to Do on the First Day of School

This is an old post that has been updated to reflect changes at the beginning of the year due to social distancing during in-person and synchronous teaching. The first day of school is usually full of excitement and smiles. It also sets the tone for the entire year. This year

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16 Back to School Books Third Graders Will Love

Starting the year with rich and engaging read alouds sets the tone for the rest of the year. These incredible back to school books will help you ease nerves, ignite excitement, build community, and promote a growth mindset. This post contains affiliate links for your convenience. Back to School Books

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