Creative Elementary School Counselor: Worry Stones.
Acts of kindness- Friendship High Fives. Students trace and cut out their hand, write a friend's name on the palm and then list reasons why that friend is special on the fingers.
1st week of school Q & A's - Gallery Walks
Ten ideas for games for field day, summer camp or picnics: Sponge & Bucket Races, Tire Races, Beach Ball Races, Hang out the Laundry, Basketball Dribble & Shoot, Frisbee Golf, Soda Bottle Bowling, Hula Hoop Marathon & Bean Bag Balance
Personal info for parents to complete
This is a great way to greet the students on the first day. The teacher gives each student a Meet the Teacher page and a goodie bag. There is also a student info sheet on each desk. This could be a great first assignment for students to begin working on as soon as they enter the room.