Have you seen the free editable birthday awards and mindset posters in my Teachers Pay Teachers store? It is free to join Teachers Pay Teachers as well as to download the free resources on that site.

Getting off To a Good Start

First, birthday awards (on TpT)are best completed prior to the beginning of the school year. I have had birthday children on the first day of school for more than one year! These are editable, too, which helps save time in the fall when setting up a classroom. Free!  Or download your PDF copy here at this link.

Free Editable Birthday Awards and Mindset Posters

It is best to begin the school year with a positive frame of reference and mindset. I have a set of free letter-sized posters for a growth mindset in my store, also.


Here is a minute video that shows the mindset posters. It may be shown to students, as well, to help begin a discussion in class.


Starting the year off including working with the end of the year in mind helps with organization. This school year memory booklet may be completed as events and activities are finished to help prevent the last-minute rush in May when there are so many teacher tasks. Inventory, room clean-up, report cards, IEP transition meetings, parties, and field trips require attention at that time. This is a priced product and is also editable: Editable A to Z School Year Memory Booklet. Working on a page at a time and saving them during the year for end-of-year assembly will be most beneficial. The children will do nicer work if there is more time for each page, as well. You will thank yourself at the end of the year.


This is another product that may be used immediately in the fall and continued through the school year, Grade 2 Editable Writing Through the Year. Obviously, also editable! This product includes rubrics. When being observed, the coaches are looking for how students and teachers will be evaluating the session. Evaluate 45 minutes? Right, it seems like a pain but this product will make it much easier. It has 135 pages in all.


Good luck this school year. Thank you for reading, Carolyn

You might also like our free birthday bingo printable.



Editable primary newsletters for teachers intended for primary grades with general themes, so they may be used much of the school year.


Five free newsletters with themes such as frogs (What’s hopping?), fall, western round-up theme, and two general education themes.


Birthday awards — I have had birthday children on the first day of school more than one year!


Desk pets are actually a behavior plan and may be tailored to different rules and ways to earn points. Teachers and parents may adjust the rules and ways to earn points.


The editable version of reading and writing rubrics may be found in our free eMember area.


The Primary Reading and Writing Rubrics freebie is in my Teachers Pay Teachers store and is also an Easel Activity.


The Montessori classroom editable labels free for your homeschool or classroom to help organize the teaching spaces.


Editable Olympic Theme Letter Size Standards Posters Freebie and Sports Awards