Team - Classbuilding Ideas + People Hunt : Students search for classmates who have matching characteristics and record their answers on this form. A good little Icebreaker during the First Week of School.
People Bingo - Whole group activity - The kids have to find someone different to sign in each box and when they have a signature in every box they call out, "Bingo!" yESSSS people bingo, make those kids talk at each other
The All About Me Gazette for the first day of school. We do use this in grade. then at the end of the year the art teacher has them create a TIME magazine self portrait. Combine the two for a great foyer display to celebrate moving on to grade!
9 pages of great activities for the first week of school! Includes a bulletin board idea(with template), personal and classmate interviews, writing prompts and more! All of these activities can be found in my complete Back To School Unit
*Kagan Structures* Great concept that could be used as an ice breaker at the beginning of the year or with different questions to survey students' prior knowledge at the beginning of a new unit. Could be easily translated into French, Spanish, etc.
Free Multiple Intelligence test for kids - includes directions and a short video that explains how to administer it to your students. This looks like an interesting tool for finding and understanding students' strengths.