Who knew sorting and classifying could be so much fun?! This lesson will develop important skills and help you get to know your students at the same time.
Ask your students to bring in a photograph showing something they did during the summer. As a class, use the photographs for a sorting and classifying activity. See how many different ways your students can classify the pictures. Your students will enjoy looking at all the pictures. They will discover similarities with their classmates that can lead to friendships.
You can follow up this activity with a writing lesson. Have your students attach their picture to writing paper and write a story about it. Bind the stories together and you have your first class book!