These Back to School Activities are ready to use and designed for students to share ideas and information about themselves. This Beginning of the Year collection includes ten individual activities and no prep is required. These activities are perfect for the first two weeks of school and engaging for middle schoolers. The activities include detailed teacher information, graphic organizers, assessment grids and student examples. It helps students reflect upon themselves and settle into the new school year. Check out the extensive Read Me First file that details each assignment. This 45+ page bundle is your basic Survival Kit for the first days of a new school year. You can be a survivor during the first weeks of school with this activity bundle.
Read Me First (table of contents with detailed descriptions)
A-Z Poetry (Students create a poem that showcases their personality in a structured poetic form. )
The Inside Information (This is a ten page project incorporating writing and art for a beginning of the year introduction.)
Coat of Arms (This nine page project gives students an opportunity to showcase themselves, their goals and their interests.)
Enlighten Me (This is a ready to use parental form that initiates contact between school and home.)
Facebook Page (Just as it sounds, students fill out their own profile in the Facebook format.)
Mission Possible (This five page project is an engineering design activity that combines writing, problem solving, art and creative thinking)
Investigative Interviews (This is a five page project that helps students learn more about themselves and their classmates.)
Bingo Buddies (This is a great game on the first day of school. It allows students to circulate and learn more about their classmates.)
Student Resumé (Students have an opportunity to fill out a job application to be in your classroom following the traditional resumé format.)
Who Am I? (This may be done as a writing poster or a game ... or even both.)
Purchased individually, these items would cost $12. You can buy them all here for $7.99 (that's more than a 30% discount).
Includes graphic organizers, creative thinking and cooperative learning opportunities, games, writing and art activities and a design challenge.
Check out our other Back to School Products:
Back to School Activity - A Getting to Know Your Teacher Game
Back to School Activity - Personal Writing - A Time Capsule
Back to School Unit Bundle – a starter pack of bundled units to start the year
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