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
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.
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
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.