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First Day of School Activities for Big Kids

Getting to know each of your students in your first days of school is the best way to begin building strong relationships. This is a fun activity to get kids to open up...make sure to share about yourself as well! I

from More Than a Worksheet

freebie friday and good character bingo

This makes a great first day of school activity! Anchor chart and other classroom management ideas in the post from More Than a Worksheet


Top five favorite activities for the first day of school in second grade: read alouds for teaching routines, teaching R.E.S.P.E.C.T. behavior management, creating hopes and dreams banners, creating tear art self portraits and writing letters to each student. Enjoy back to school!

from On Music Teaching and Parenting

No More School Anxiety-Help Your Child Feel Positive About Bak to School

As a teacher in mixed socio-economics school, I wish all my kids started the new school year having done these things at home prior to the first day of school.

from Beyond Traditional Math

People BINGO: Math Style – A Great Back To School Math Activity

Free People BINGO: A Great Back to School Activity - (Grades 2-5)- A silly little game in which students get to move around and get out those first day jitters by meeting each other and learning more about their classmates, while doing simple math calculations.