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Back to School Prep Guide: Our Pre-Planning Checklist

Janelle Cox

Back to School:’s Ultimate 5-Week Prep Guide Prep Guide is your go-to resource for making sure that your return to the classroom is successful.

It’s officially back to school time! Just the thought of preparing your classroom for the new school year can feel a bit overwhelming. Even seasoned teachers still feel the stress of the first few weeks.

To help alleviate some of this tension, try and keep track of all of your classroom responsibilities and essential tasks ahead of time with a back to school checklist.

Download this easy-to-follow checklist, which will have you feeling relaxed and ready for the big day!

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In the end, you want to make sure you are prepared for the first few weeks and beyond. By having your procedures and classroom ready, you are ensuring that you will have a successful back to school experience where everybody is happy.  

Is there any back to school task or essential responsibility that you would like to add to the list? Feel free to comment in the section below, we would love to hear your input.

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Janelle Cox is an education writer who uses her experience and knowledge to provide creative and original writing in the field of education. Janelle holds a Master's of Science in Education from the State University of New York College at Buffalo. She is also the Elementary Education Expert for, as well as a contributing writer to and TeachHUB Magazine. You can follow her at Twitter @Empoweringk6ed, or on Facebook at Empowering K6 Educators