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Back to School Activities Pack {Fun Activities for the First Days of School}

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Do you need some quick, easy, engaging activities for the first few days of school? This product includes activities that will keep you students engaged, having fun, learning about one another and their classroom, and setting goals for the school year. The following activities are included in this purchase:

Let Me Introduce Myself – This is a fun twist on a standard “getting to know you” activity. It involves CANDY! Make sure to read the Teacher Directions/Notes page included in the file for tips to make this boring activity become super fun for the kiddos!

All About Me Poster – This is a standard poster where the students write about themselves and their interests. The neat thing is to have the students complete the same poster at the END of the year and compare to see how much they’ve changed in one year!

Find a Friend Who… - This is a fun activity that will get the kiddos up and moving around the classroom. They have to ask other students questions to see if they can sign their paper. There will be a nice hum of tiny voices as this activity is completed!

Be a Classroom Detective – The students must become a detective (complete with a magnifying class – optional) to find important items and locations in the classroom. Let them explore and see what they can find!

Our Classroom Rules – This activity should be completed after discussing the classroom rules/expectations. The students must choose the 3 rules that they think are the most important and tell why. Gotta get those writing skills in there!

What Should We Do? – This is an activity that involves cooperative learning and group work. The students will work together in groups to come to a consensus. When completed the students will share and another group discussion will take place. This is the perfect activity to practice respect and cooperation with others.

My First Day of School – Students will write about 4 things they did on the first day of school. This will go home to their parents. It will be interesting to see what 4 things the kiddos choose to write about!

My Goals for the Year – This activity is probably one of the most important, in my opinion, in regards to motivating your students to achieve their own level of success. The students will work to brainstorm 4 goals for the school year and then narrow it down to one goal to display on their flag. This activity includes a graphic organizer, a student goal flag for display, a writing piece about their goal, and a pennant border for teacher display purposes.

I think your students will have a great time getting to know one another and their new classroom. Please let me know if you have any questions, concerns, or comments. You can find me at my 2nd Grade Stuff Blog or at my 2nd Grade Stuff Facebook Page. Thanks for stopping by!

Jamie

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LOVE all of your resources. This one did not disappoint. After looping with my kiddos, I needed some fresh back-to-school resources to start the year. This was perfect! Thank you!
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This looks great! I appreciate that you included directions on how to do each activity. Can't wait to use them!
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Wonderful activities. Thank you! I always look forward to using your creations.
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These activities got us off to a great start in 2nd grade!
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I love the classroom detective. What a fun way to get kids familiar with the room and have fun at the same time. I also love the goal writing for the year.
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