14 First Week Activities | Classroom Rules and Expectations | Community Building

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The first week of school is a lively (read: hectic) time. Let your first week activities pull double duty - set back to school procedures and expectations as you work on building your classroom community.

I’ll tell you a secret - you can teach rules and routines AND smile long before Christmas! 

My 14 First Week Activities will help you establish a safe and caring community of learners with embedded routines to keep your day smooth, predictable, and efficient (win-win-win)

What You Get: 

  • Secret Compliments Activity
  • Ball Toss
  • Classroom Scavenger Hunt
  • T-Shirt Activity
  • Guess That Person Bingo
  • Mystery Door
  • Something In Common
  • Time Capsules
  • A Cheesy Memory Book
  • Summer Fun Word Search
  • Interest Inventory 
  • If I Ran the World
  • When I Grow Up
  • Suggestions for Read-Alouds 

BONUS: Templates are included for all of these activities! 

These activities are a great way to practice routines, fill in short periods of unplanned time, explore the classroom, make new friends, and get your Back to School bulletin boards decorated! 

Why Teachers Like You LOVE This Resource: 

“My students really enjoyed these activities. I love how there are 14 included because I ended up using some during the first week some in january after winter break and some in April after spring break. Thank you so much for creating this resource!!” - Gillian M. 

“Every resource I have purchased from Lori so far has been incredible! I picked this during the TPT sale in anticipation for my first class in September as I graduate this May. There are so many simple but engaging activities that I am so excited to use to get to know my students.” - Ms. Andersen’s Store 

I hope your students love these activities as much as mine did! 

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I hope to connect with you soon!

XO,

Lori

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