The beginning of the school year is a busy time filled with teaching expectations and procedures. However, it is also a time to celebrate just how diverse and important each student is to your classroom! Just like a box of crayons, each student plays an important role in the overall picture. For this reason, I love to read crayon-themed picture books to help set the tone and build classroom community.
It there's one thing I love to see in an early elementary classroom, it's artwork made by students! This is the time when students are working on their fine motor skills and learning how to cut with scissors and glue things together. Books are being read daily and new themes are being introduced throughout the