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TEAM BUILDING: Alligator Game- Make a small rectangle around students which they can not leave, then give them challenges (i. move into tallest-shortest, alphabetical, or chronological order. Add additional challenges such as non-verbal or blindfold

I use this in conjunction with my Back to School Memory Book for establishing how to listen.

Morning work one day? Then discuss during reading or AM meeting. I use this in conjunction with my Back to School Memory Book for establishing how to listen.

FREE quick and easy Icebreaker Activity for your first day of school. Great for middle school or upper elementary. Read about it and print! teachingelawithjoy.com

FREE quick and easy Icebreaker Activity for your first day of school. Great for middle school or upper elementary. Read about it and print!

GoNoodle: The Morning Meeting - Tech With Jen

GoNoodle: The Morning Meeting

Use GoNoodle to create a one of a kind morning meeting to inspire students and provide them with the tools they need to take care of themselves.

Fun activity to go with this book, to illustrate the impact of negative behaviors on the whole class, not just the individual.

Friendship Unit - How To Lose All Your Friends

How to Lose All Your Friends (Picture Puffins) by Nancy Carlson--can use with the worksheets on TpT called "Friends Social Skills Worksheet." See on TpT board.

Icebreakers That Rock: 3 No-Cheese Activities That Won't Embarass Students -  Too many icebreakers require students to take massive social risks with people they barely know. Or they don’t really help students get to know each other. Or they are just plain cheesy. Here are three that are actually good.

Icebreakers that Rock

Too many icebreakers require students to take massive social risks with people they barely know. Or they don’t really help students get to know each other. Or they are just plain cheesy. Here are three that are actually goo

Feelings Game Board for Elementary School Counseling

The Official Helpful Counselor Welcome Page - Glad You're Here!

Feelings Game Board for Elementary School Counseling. Tone of voice- understanding that how you say something is just as important (if not more) than what you say.

The Pineapple Project: A Back to School Activity (Life in Fifth Grade)

The Pineapple Project: A Back to School Activity (Life in Fifth Grade)

Happy Wednesday, y& I uploaded my new back to school activity yesterday and I promised I would share today. Okay, so what is The Pineapple Project? We start back to school on a Wednesday (which I

Classroom Code of Behaviour: Did this on the first day of school after reading David Goes to School. It is posted in the class and everyone signed it. All of the how-to's were suggested by students. Then I snapped a photo and sent it home, explaining what we did.  Thank you to http://mrswilliamsonskinders.blogspot.ca/?m=1 for the idea!

Classroom Code of Behaviour: Did this on the first day of school after reading…

Dont Eat the Teacher, The Shark loves to eat things, keeps eating things in school, and breaking the rules! This is a great conversation starter for rules that will have everyone laughing!

Dont Eat the Teacher, The Shark loves to eat things, keeps eating things in school, and breaking the rules! This is a great conversation starter for rules that will have everyone laughing! My kids loved it!

Do Unto Otters:  book about manners. Read in first week of school!

Rowdy in First Grade: Do Unto Otters. Can make a manners "log" where students write examples of how they demonstrated actions on the chart.

Sunny Days in Second Grade: First Day Fun!

First Day Fun! Read, Get Ready for Second Grade, Amber Brown, students sit on the balloon to pop it, and then they must answer the comprehension question that is inside the balloon.