Great for a first day get acquainted activity

Life as I Know it...: 52 Get to Know You Questions! You catch the ball and whatever your right thumb is touching you answer!

Conversation jenga. This would be great for the beginning of the year - or anytime as a community builder.

Get to know you games.

What a fun "first day of school" activity to try! Easy to set up--and I bet the students will LOVE it!

11 Lesson Ideas that Use Balls~ Integrating balls into lessons is playful and brings a kinesthetic modality into the classroom. Balls can be used to learn or review content, and they're fun! This article has ideas for teaching parts of speech, figurative language, main idea, and more!

All About Me Pennant {Freebie} Maybe use this as the "new student bulletin board" or use in 1st get to know you lesson

Keep Calm Collection - Think Before You Speak, motivational classroom poster (

first day activity

Finger Twister Game - $4.99 // I bet you could easily make this for a simple party favor. Or for tables for guest to play with while waiting for food.

Positive self-affirmations and mindfulness activity in today's DBT skills group.

M&Ms Feelings Activity - Adapt for children's church.

Class management First days of school activity. Maybe we could create a chart like this about leadership for the brownie leadership key badge.

Dealing with school supplies on the first day of school

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social skills - great website!

1st day of school, must put in B and J's lunch boxes!!!!

Magnet fine motor skill activity... Make it

This book is a perfect read to teach children the critical skills of making and keeping friends! Through colorful illustrations and lively characters, children will learn how to act positively, resolve conflicts, and break the ice when meeting kids they haven't met before.

Today is wonderful poster! Just print this FREEBIE, frame it (or laminate it), and have students come up with a reason each day. Help students learn about optimism, positivity, and gratefulness with this quick, daily exercise. {Perfect for morning meeting or calendar time!}

Welcome to Third Grade! Meet the teacher goodie bags.