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PYP in Paradise! It could be a great ice breaker for the first week, maybe as a carousel activity

I have done this the last few years with A Great Student Is.love the idea of including new categories. Kids brainstorm what a terrific teacher is, does, says, and is not. Great ice breaker for the first week, maybe as a carousel activity

These 7 lessons and activities to make the start of school memorable for kids are the perfect way to welcome a new class of students! Use these during back to school time and during the first week. Gift ideas, classroom management tips, and ways to build community are included!

7 Lessons and Activities to Make the Start of School Memorable

7 kid friendly ideas for teaching empathy in the classroom to build social awareness and community. Teach kids empathy and help them develop and display compassion and social skills through mindful, fun lessons, discussions, and activities.

Get to Know You Activity to create line plots

Getting to Know Your Students. Get to know your students with a student interest gallery walk. Use it at the beginning of the school year, after breaks, or open house and meet the teacher nights.

Have Your Best First Week: 30 Ways to Start the Year Right with Team Building Activities - Young Teacher Love by Kristine Nannini

Have Your Best First Week: 30 Ways to Start the Year Right with Team Building Activities

There isn’t a more anxiety-provoking day than the first day of school. There is so much uncertainty (and excitement) about the first day. We don’t know the 30 or 150 students who

Miss Klohn's Classroom: Wonderful

Love this Back to School activity! Ask students questions about their year and have them respond on sticky notes. Gives you great insight into their thinking!

A classroom question/survey for each day I have my whole class. Intro into discussion of rules/expectations.

Adventures of a Grade Teacher: Six Classroom Questions School is important because. How do you work best? Alone, With Partner, in group? In this class we should ____ everyday

Digging Deep ... to Soar Beyond the Text: Passing It On: First Day Activities

Passing It On: First Day Activities

First Day (or week) of School Activities. I really like Can You Save Fred From: Teaching With a Mountain View: First Day of School Activities for Big Kids

back to school:  This is set up for 4th grade but can be used for beginning of the year discussions of expectations.

First week of school, this can be used for beginning of the year discussions of expectations. What's Skow-ing on in Grade?: Into the Second Week

Personalized class stationery. Give each child a post-it and have them draw their picture on it. Such a good way to get them to want to write

What a great teacher idea: Class stationary! Give each kid a post-it to draw their portrait and then make copies.

This would be a very fun activity the first week of school! Teacher says a statement (ex. Switch sides if you like hot dogs more than pizza.) and the students either stay or move. The kids could also talk about why they did/didn't move. Fun back to school ice breaker!

This would be a very fun activity the first week of school! Teacher says a statement (ex. Switch sides if you like hot dogs more than pizza.) and the students either stay or move. The kids could also talk about why they did/didn't move. Fun back to school

Children write or draw their goals for the new school year and decorate the banners. You string them up and hang them around the classroom. They serve as a great reminder for students, too! There are two different banners included. Banner two has a kindergarten, first, and second grade version.

Back to School Goal Banners for the Growth Mindset K-8

Perfect for Growth Mindset Children write or draw their goals for the new school year or the New Year. String them up and hang them around the classroom. They serve as a great reminder for students, too! There are 3 different banners included.

Why I love the book Strategies That Work and FREE posters for your classroom!

Reading Strategies that Work!

Teach Your Child to Read - Why I love the book Strategies That Work and FREE posters for your classroom! Give Your Child a Head Start, and.Pave the Way for a Bright, Successful Future.

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