Are you ready for a new year of teaching? If you are ready to plan for next year and start your year off with a great beginning, then this back to school unit is for you! Trekking Into a New Learning Adventure was co-written by Trina R. Dralus and Alexis Sergi (Math Mojo).
This unit is meant to help you prepare for the new year, excite your students, and create a high engagement, risk free, and safe learning environment. We hope you have a wonderful new year!
******This version is meant for primary students. If you are interested in an intermediate version you can find that at www.teacherspayteachers.com/Store/Math-Mojo.There is no need to have both. They are very similar with a few primary/intermediate specifics.
This 87 page unit contains the following:
Get Ready (Preparing or the year)
Ideas for classroom decor with at least 3 different camp themed
Bulletin board ideas and templates
Name tags and team tags with 4 different themes to choose from
Get Set (Gathering items to begin the year)
Behavior action plans for students
Weekly communication folder covers (2 different choices)
Opening letters with 2 theme choices
Opening packet for parents that includes an opening packet cover,
sample schedule, classroom contract,homework contract and parent
Open House Resources- sign in sheets, scavenger hunt, first day note
templates, notes from students templates, and giving tree
Dive In (First week of school routines, procedures, getting to know you
activities, and class and teambuilding activities)
Classroom expectations which include routines for entering the classroom,
lining up, quiet signal, going to the restroom and getting a drink,
completed work, and end of the day procedures
Classbuilding activities- Classmate Bingo, Find A Classmate Who, Hiker
of the Week, Creating a Character Words, and Class Compact
Teambuilding activities- learning routines with cooperative learning, and
Look Who Has Venn Working together activity
Getting to know you- time capsule activity, goal setting, and numbers about me
I hope you have a great year and best of luck to creating a wonderful learning environment!