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GOOD activities for the first day/week of school. Especially love the classroom tour w/ tour guide sheet

Penny Pinching Teacher: To Do Tuesday: First Day of School "I have who has" first week of school game

Education World: Best of the Icebreakers | Ice Breakers | Getting to Know You Activities | First Day of School | Back to School- i like the Venn Diagram idea

Education World: Best Icebreaker and Get-to-Know-You Activities, I like the recipe card one

Snowball Fight...kids write 3 things about themselves on a sheet of white paper.  They do not write their names on the paper.  Wad it up and on your command, have a "snowball" (or baseball) fight.  At the end of 1 minute, each student grabs the nearest snowball and tries to guess who wrote it.  Would be great at the beginning of the year!

Snowball Fight-students write 3 things about themselves on a sheet of white paper, w/o their names. At the end of 1 minute, each student grabs the nearest snowball and tries to guess who wrote it.

How do you get home? (Transportation Display) - The Lesson Plan Diva - TeachersPayTeachers.com

How do you get home? (Transportation Display)

first day activity...I love this because you get to know the kids and they get to have a say into your teaching style!

First Day Activity~ Get to know your students and find out THEIR expectations! Just need sticky notes and poster board! I absolutely love this idea. I might even add a silly photo of myself. What a great way to assess the beginning of school. Then, I cou

1st-day activity: School is important because ______. Use fill in the blank activities to get your students' perspectives on school, teachers, rules, the classroom environment, and more.

1st-day activity: School is important because ______. What... (WeAreTeachers)

Day of School Activity. School is important because____. What kind of teacher do you want___. Our class should ___ everyday. What are you looking forward to learning___. Great questions to start the year with.

Poster: Instead of I Don't Know, Elementary/ENGLISH

Phrases kids can use instead of "I don't know." These sayings are helpful in encouraging a growth mindset in the classroom.

Instructions for printing onto Post-It notes.  I will be glad I posted this one day.

Printing Personalized Post-It Note Messages.Now you can just peel off your perfectly printed post-its and stick them wherever you feel like posting a unique, colorful, and removable message!

Have each class add their fingerprints in a new color each year! On the back, put your fingerprint in each color and write the school, year, and grade next to it, so you have a reference guide. This would be an inspirational way to remember all the lives you have been a part of through the years.

Wish i would have thought of this 10 years ago. -Have each class I teach add their fingerprints in a new color each year! How awesome will this be when I have been teaching for a long time.good first year teacher gift

Get to know your fifth grade class and finish decorating during the first week of school with an activity that has students trace their hands and decorate with words and pictures that describe themselves. More ideas for teaching 5th grade here.

50 Tips, Tricks, and Ideas for Teaching 5th Grade

Also pinned in Art for school--paper crafting. All Hands In display in an upper grade classroom. Kids told all about themselves using their hand shape and we hung it around the room. This really was a fun and easy project for the first week of school.

"getting to know you" activities for the first weeks of school :)

The Back to School Bash includes a little bit of everything that you may need for a successful start to a new school year! -"Let's get acquainted" activities

Queen of the First Grade Jungle...A different way to do a birthday chart...take a picture of the kids together with their date on an index card...put each picture with the month heading.

Class Birthdays display - Take a group picture of the kids holding a sign with their birth date on it, then hang it under or next to the month. Give kids date and have them put in correct order.make it math related!

Student Gifts  I wanted to make my kids a little something to welcome them back to school this year. I found some glow sicks and immedietly thought "We're going to have a bright year!"        I made a quick sleeve for them (2" X 11", folded at 2.5"), stapled them and stuck the glow sticks right in!      I embellished them just a little, because honestly, they are just going to throw all of that away after they get their glow stick! LOL!

Pink Buckaroo Designs: Student Gifts "We are going to have a bright year" glow sticks