The roll-a-sentence pin is a great activity for a reading/writing center. Each dice will either have six nouns, six adjectives, or six verbs and the students will create a sentence using the words they rolled. Working in pairs, students can expand on their sentences and create paragraphs. This activity can also be used as a math activity.
FREE Getting To Know You Activity! Send the bags home with the children on the first day of school. Have students share their bags whenever you have a few minutes here and there throughout the 1st week.
Student desk setup for Meet the Teacher: Student info sheet, meet the Teacher page, and a goody bag. Inside the bag is a pencil, a star eraser, and bubbles with a note that says "First Grade is bubbling with excitement!" (I'd use my bubbles instead...)
Spill the Skittles, not the beans Pass out five or ten Skittles to each student and explain that for each piece of candy the student has, s/he must tell the class something about him/herself. each color corresponds to a category. An orange Skittle represents a scary memory; green ones represent a favorite outdoor place; blue ones represent their favorite place to swim and so on.
When your class begins to lose focus and they need a quick break, these activities are perfect to have in your back pocket! 30 fun and creative activities to reenergize your class!! Be sure to laminate for repeated use!
TEACHER TIP: I like to laminate cards, hole punch and attach onto a metal ring. You can keep student information at your fingertips throughout the year. Perfect for emergencies, field trips or quick contact information. Just hang on a hook by your phone in your room.