5 Things to Read Before You Go Back to School


Here in Australia we’re about half-way through our Summer break and will be headed back to school at the end of the month.

Today I thought I’d share some of my favourite posts that are particularly relevant to the start of the year. If you’re new to my blog, or missed these posts, I hope you’ll take the time to check back over them and see if these tips can help you in the lead-up to the start of the new school year!


The First Week of Prep was a much requested post about my experiences starting the year with our youngest learners who are experiencing school for the very first time. From personal anecdotes, to tips and suggestions for activities, this post is bound to include at least one thing everyone can take away for the start of the new year.


5 Ways to End the Day is exactly that – 5 different ways you can end the day with your students on a positive note that will see them eager and ready to come back the next morning with a big smile on their face!


5 Reasons to Have a Classroom Blog outlines some ideas for using blogs in your classroom with your students. Blogs are a great community outlet, a great way to communicate and an amazing way to teach writing for an audience, so stop by and check out ways you could use a blog in your classroom!


Why I Said Goodbye to Post-It Notes. Controversial? Possibly, but this post shares some of the organisational tips that helped me streamline my giant paper pile and to-do lists last year. Well worth a read if you’re looking for a new organisation system.


Celebrating Birthdays in the Classroom is my post full of ideas that you can use to implement great birthday practises in the classroom. It does share my product pack for birthdays, but each idea can be taken and adapted to suit YOUR class and YOUR students.

Stay turned later this month for more organisational tips and tricks to help you started right in the new school year.

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