Tried and true activities used on a decade of middle school students. Many of these activities have helped us get through the year. (Alexander and the Horrible Day Activity, the Bully Activity) The beginning of the year is always a good place to set the tone for the year.
Get to know your students and they you. Give them opportunities to learn about each other and strategies for those "off" days.
Also included is a mini project that is an excellent indicator of who does homework. (students select which one they want to complete) After sharing with the class, they make awesome artwork for your walls and for when parents come to open house.
by Kathryn M. Smith
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