Using stations on the first day of school sets the tone for the year. Show students that they will be out of their seats, engaged in learning, and collaborating with classmates in your classroom. These six stations, some group tasks and some independent tasks, are intended for completion within a 45-minute period. These stations can be used in any subject or grade level, and all of the station directions and activities can be edited to fit the needs of your classroom.
A great beginning of the year activity to get to know your students! This would make a great activity for the first week of school or as something to showcase on Open House / Back to School night! You are learning about your students and they get to learn more about each other! It's also a creative way for students to set goals, express their favorites, and have something to look back on for their school year in your grade.
EDITABLE & FREE * Parent collaboration and involvement is such a key element in a successful classroom. Knowing that I really wanted to get my parents involved this year, I needed something for Open House / Back to School Night that the parents could take home and have information at their fingertips. I filled out the information, printed, and assembled! To add another touch, I put sticky magnets on the back so parents can hang it on their fridge and actually use it!