Great Ideas for the First Day of School like...make your syllabus different from the other 6 they'll get, activities to help kids get to know each other (and help you get to know them), a great first day math activity.
David Weedmark has written a good and simple post about Team Building Activities With Lego Bricks on eHow where he has summarised well the core essence of using Lego Serious Play in team building activities. Nice…
Meme Activity! Students can work in pairs and create awesome and creative memes. It would be very easy to incorporate Common Core into the assignment. After they are finished, they can be placed on a bulletin board or just turned in for a grade.
Back-to-School Icebreakers: 20 Activities Plus Handouts
Back-to-School Icebreakers! These 20 icebreaker activities provide great ideas for learning about your new students and enabling interactive and engaging introductions. All are classroom-tested and loved by students, and many can be used throughout the year! $
Teen Talk Made BY TEENS FOR TEENS Fun way to REALLY get to know other teens. Ideal for groups & a nice ice breaker! 50 diverse questions sure to spark some colorful conversations Question Cards attached to a round carabiner keeps them organized. Great for fun conversations anytime, anywhere!
Have one person sit on a chair in front of a white board while the others wrote a positive phrase about them. Take a picture to give to each person. good way to build a strong classroom community. can do with younger kids too. Staff bulletin board idea.