Back to School Toolkit for Teachers with Social Distancing in Mind

Back to school looks different this year! Teaching kids how to adapt to being back in school and social distancing will help make learning fun again!
Here are some helpful ideas to make the transition back to school a little less hectic. To paraphrase Theo, "Be prepared!"

Make a Checklist
üGather and organize classroom materials and supplies. (Include safety supplies, masks and hand sanitizer)
üDistance seats from each student.
üMake sure students know to bring a water bottle.
üCreate individualized bins for each student for supplies.
üPrepare student name tags and/or student desk labels.
üMake a list of activities for the fist week but don’t expect to get them all done.
üHave rules for the NEW social distancing guidelines if you are in person and think about Building Listening Skills.
üHave a classroom calendar and visual schedule.
üMake spots for forming lines.
üDecide Birthday Procedures and prepare for the first celebration.
üPlan Getting to Know You Ideas

Teacher Toolkit For Distance Learning
In order to help you with all the new social distance guidelines and distance learning, I got together with some of my favorite teacher authors to bring you some teaching tools you can use in this Back to School Tools for Teachers! This is exciting because some of these are resources are way too time consuming for teachers to create.  There are a few freebies in the mix too.
Here are the resources for your Distance Learning Teaching Toolkit:
Teacher Planning Tool for Digital OrganizationDistance Learning Animal Adaptations for Google ClassroomDistance Learning Coronavirus | How to Talk to Young Children About the Virus1/2 PRICE! Covid 19 Safety Posters and EDITABLE Desk Name PlatesBack to School Distance Learning Activity - Reading Interest Inventory SurveyPen Pal Packet for Distance LearningBack to School Getting to Know You Project for Distance LearningSocial Distancing Coloring Book EDITABLE | Classroom Rules Coloring BookMath and ELA Toolbox Distance LearningSocial Distancing Greetings | Posters | Craft | Mini Books