This would make a great procedure (Harry Wong). Count to five or hold up one finger at a time when the class needs to refocus. Discuss what occurs for each number at the beginning of the school year and eventually the reaction will be automatic.
The Kissing Hand project for the first day of school
First day checklist. LOVE checklists and especially this one where I sometimes get confused on what I have or need to still do. Yay!:
[Histoire de l’art] L’oeuvre d’art de la semaine
[Histoire de l'art] Rituel avec fiches : L'oeuvre d'art de la semaine
open house, back to school night ideas...It's elementary, but some things I can still do.
Cheap easy! Ingenious!
What the Teacher Wants!: Common Core GALORE!
Jeu sur les règles de la classe - La classe de Mme Figaro