I love this idea and the fact that there are different sticky notes used! Confessions of a Teaching Junkie: The BEST First Day Ever! I may have to use this for the first day/or back to school after winter break
I would want to buy blank puzzle pieces and have each child decorate a piece or write their name, then it would be a finished puzzle! Back To School Craft and Bulletin Board Idea Could be a fun team building activity/ice breaker.
Includes first days' lesson plans! This website has a helpful list of must-have procedures to go over with students on the first few days of school. The list is thorough and it's important to teach these procedures for an efficient classroom.
All About My Summer Poster: A Back to School Ice Breaker Activity
Narrative Writing: Great for back-to-school time or the end of the school year! Students will love writing about their summer plans or summer experiences with this narrative writing project. This fun and versatile project is differentiated for and grades.