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  1. MissTeach22

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    I will be teaching 1st grade next year! :D

    Anything that a 1st grade teacher shouldn't live without?!?
     
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    Welcome to first grade! You are going to LOVE It! I can't live without my chime, and Debbie Diller's Reading With Meaning. I also can't live without my set of small white boards and markers. I use them with the kids ALL the time!
     
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    Practice bending over to tie shoes.... :)

    I loved 1st grade! Taught it for 2 years. Would love to go back at some point!
     
  5. MissTeach22

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    Jenglish - already got that down from teaching K! haha
     
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    Fun pointers, wands, even fly swatters (lol) to "Read the Room"!

    Welcome to Grade One! You will love it :)
     
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    Patience and a sense of humor!!!

    Congrats!!
     
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    First grade is so much fun. :) If you aren't supplied with a class set of mini markerboards and markers, that would be a purchase well-worth the money. Home Depot has big sheets of countertop type material that work great as markerboards. They will cut it for you if you ask. I buy a big package of small baby socks at the beginning of each year to use as erasers.
     
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    I agree with the whiteboards and fun pointers.

    I would add band-aids, stickers, extra erasers and eraser caps, lots of good books for read-alouds... chapter series like Ready Freddy and also picture books like Eric Carle, Leo Lionni, Arthur, Froggy! My kids are OBSESSED with Froggy. Some good pocket charts. I have a Venn Diagram one that is fantastic! The math game Mancala was a HUGE success in my room this year, as well.

    I LOVE Really Good Stuff nametags with the number grid, right/left, alphabet, number, shape/color reference. I get the teal ones.
     
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    It is a difficult question to answer. Much of what you need depends on your curriculum and what your classroom comes with already.
    If you've already taught K, then you have a head start!
     
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    Thank you for all the wonderful tips! :) I know I will want mini whiteboards - I like the idea of using baby socks as erasers!
     
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    I am also going to be in 1st grade for the first time this Fall. I have taught 2nd grade for 4 years and am nervous about starting the year off in 1st grade. I'm sure I'll be fine, but they start so much lower than in 2nd grade that I have to adjust my thinking!

    All these suggestions are great!
     
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    Teaching first grade is like having a robot army.

    Except that the robots have all been to the pub and had a few too many pints.
     
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    Say goodbye to mini skirts or even skirts that come just above theknee...when you sit in a chair and the kids are on the floor at your feet, they can see right up your skirt.....
     
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    Oh- not sure if they do it in the upper grades, but first graders offer very honest criticism. "Do you have bed head?" or "You missed a spot on your toenail" are very likely to come out of their mouths... innocently.
     
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    For sure...I had a super-small little guy this year who leaned against me on the first day of school and innocently wrapped his arm up and around my leg...beneath my skirt! Last time I wore a skirt without tights this year!
     
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    I bought a few pairs of those spanx-like nylons with the legs cut off. I wear them under my skirts like little shorts-they are tight and kind of smooth me out, plus they look like biker shorts if your skirt gets lifted!
     
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    Lots and lots of books for your classroom library!
     
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    Welcome to First Grade!!! This will be my second year teaching first grade. I love teaching first grade and wouldn't want to teach any other grade.

    I agree, you will need LOTS of bandaids, stickers, extra erasers and eraser caps. A bandaid will "heal" almost anything in first grade.
     
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    All of the above, listen & read book sets of 4-5, and hand sanitizer! (oh, and your own tissues that no one else uses!)
     

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