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Book Tasting. This could be fun for the beginning of the year. Have the kids "taste" different books and fill in their reading notebook with what books they want to read that year.

'Who Am I' Writing Activity Good get to know you activity. Also would be fun for a bulitein board.

'Who Am I' Writing Activity

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Skittles get to know you game: Everyone takes as many as they want. For every red skittle, you tell embarrassing moments or memorable moments in your life. For every orange skittle, you tell a goal that you have. For every purple skittle, you tell an achievement. For every yellow skittle, you tell about a hobby or interest that you have. For every green skittle, you tell about your "favorites." This could be your favorite food, your favorite vacation, your favorite brand of lip gloss..etc.

The Girl Who Never Made Mistakes. great for teaching that mistakes are ok...and how to learn from mistakes. So great for setting up a positive learning environment. Good for beginning of year

This 30 slide presentation is a great icebreaking activity for the first few days of school, and can be used interactively with whiteboards to prac...

First week of school ideas (for older grades) -- great teaching blog to follow as well

I'm so LUCKY to have you in my class. Great idea for snack on the first day of school! FREE printable too!

‘Who I Am’ graphic information sheet, for getting to know my students. DIRECT LINK

"I AM" poem with directions and writer's checklist - FREEBIE! Great for Back to School!

Cute idea, Im so lucky to have you in my class. First day of school snack? I think so!

custom coloring pages...great for the first day of school morning work...serves 2 purposes. They know where to sit and can color as they come in.

Skittles get to know you game: Everyone takes as many as they want. For every red skittle, you tell embarrassing moments or memorable moments in your life. For every orange skittle, you tell a goal that you have. For every purple skittle, you tell an achievement. For every yellow skittle, you tell about a hobby or interest that you have. For every green skittle, you tell about your "favorites." This could be your favorite food, your favorite vacation, your favorite brand of lip gloss..etc.

This teachers theme was "Carried away with excitement for the new school year." They wrote their hopes and dreams in balloons and attached a picture of them soaring with them.

For all my teacher friends...Recipe for success- first day of school activity. So thoughtful...it actually made me tear up when reading the recipe for success

LOVE!!!! Give each student a puzzle piece to decorate... keeping the edges intact so it can be re-assembled. Use for a lesson in tolerance... how each individual piece is beautiful on its own. But what a masterpiece you get when you put them all together!

This is a game that is fun for the beginning of the year. The kids have to find someone different to sign in each box and when they have a sign...

Back to school idea - "We're looking back on summer, this is what we see!" Have students draw pictures of things they have done over summer break in sunglasses. Free download.