August classroom management free printable is here! Fill the Bookcase is the perfect way to motivate and encourage students this August, whether you are gearing up for your first month back to school or teaching summer school! Help students follow directions, stay on task, work together, and MORE! Perfect for preschool, kindergarten, and first grade! Get the FREE printable below!
It’s August! This means it’s back-to-school time! Woohoo! Or, you might be teaching your second month of summer school. Either way, students will love having a fun method to work on following expectations. That’s why you will love using simple, differentiated, and motivating classroom management tools. Grab your free printable below!
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This activity goes well with these resources:
August Classroom Management Tips
Start August off with a run down on classroom rules and expectations. As we start a new school year with brand new students or continue summer school with some new or familiar faces, it’s important to keep a focus on cooperative learning and community building!
Don’t forget the top classroom management tips:
- Keep the rules simple, easy to understand, and clear
- Model the procedures you want the students to do
- Follow-up with reminders throughout the day
- Communicate with parents/guardians
Focus on the positives!
Some ideas for positive reinforcements:
- “Wow, I noticed how you stayed on task and tried your best while working during centers today.”
- “I heard students using kind words and taking turns at recess today. Fantastic job!”
- “Show me that you’re ready to learn. Great job, _____, having your chair pushed in, materials out, and a listening ears on.”
Keep building those relationships! Greet students in the hall, ask about their day, send positive notes home, and show an interest in their families, interests, and ideas! Keep reading to learn about this month’s classroom management tool and grab your freebie at the end!
More August Activities
One skill you’ll want to make sure students are fluent in this August is knowing and writing their names! We have so many great name activities to make learning fun! Check out one of our most popular bundles here: name crafts and centers!
One of the most important things for students to learn right away is how to write their names. Why not turn that skill into a super fun arts & crafts project with all these adorable name crafts and centers! Students will make palm trees, rainbows, puzzles, and hats while perfecting their names in the process. Win-win! Click here to get them to add to your August plans now!
Fill the Bookcase
August is such a fun month! Students are getting excited for a brand new school year, some of them going to school and seeing a library for the first time! This differentiated Fill the Bookcase activity is the perfect way to support your lessons!
You can choose to print out the picture and then cut and paste the books, or use one of the options to simply color in the different amounts of books!
These are so cute, fun, easy to do, and great for August classroom management. Students can earn items for anything: quick transitions, being good friends, being quiet in the hallway, cleaning up their messes, etc. Whatever you think is best and necessary for YOUR classroom! It’s important to set the expectations ahead of time though, so your students know exactly how to earn those books to fill up the bookcase.
When they are all full, you can choose a fun reward that all the students can enjoy as a class (further building that positive community feeling!) Some examples could be:
- Free time
- Lunch with the teacher
- Silly hat day
- Pizza party
- Extra recess
Or better yet, let your students choose their reward!
This month’s FREE printable for August classroom management comes with a variety of differentiation options so you can pick what’s best for YOUR students!
- Fill the Bookcase for a fun class activity
- 20 books to color
- 10 books to color
- Cut and paste the books to reach a certain amount
Another differentiated idea is to do this activity with tables working together. Or maybe just a couple of students need this as an individualized plan. This could even work well in your own personal life with family (or roommates haha!)
Free Fill the Bookcase Printable
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This post was written by Johanna, an experienced early elementary teacher who loves learning about new teaching ideas for preschool, kindergarten, and first grade!