Back to School Activities Elementary | Ice Breakers | All About Me | SEL

Sarah Anne
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Establishing a strong and trusting rapport with your students in the first week and beyond is critical to creating a positive and effective learning environment. Understanding your students’ strengths, challenges and social emotional needs will lead to a more productive and safe classroom setting. This product is designed for 3rd grade back to school, 4th grade back to school and 5th grade back to school.

This product is also available in Google Slides. You can download the Google Slides version here.

This 80 page NO PREP Back to School activities bundle is flexible and adaptable to suit the needs and schedule of your students and classroom. 

You can create an:

  • 80 Page Back to School Journal for each student to complete over the first few weeks of school;
  • Mini Journals (eg: Mindfulness journal, All About Me journal, Mood journal, Writing Prompt journal, Gratitude Jar, Habit Tracker)
  • Individual lessons. Spread the lessons throughout your days and week at the start of the school year.

The learning outcomes of this Back to School packet, includes but is not limited to:

  • Understand similarities and differences between themselves and peers
  • Demonstrate knowledge of class rules/expectations
  • Demonstrate knowledge of personal behavior.
  • Participate cooperatively with small group of students.
  • Describe feelings or mood when asked.
  • Make positive statement about the qualities and accomplishments of self.

This resource has been divided into 5 sections:

Section One - ALL ABOUT ME

  1. All About Me - Questionnaire
  2. Who Lives in Your House?
  3. My Favorite Subjects and Biggest Challenges Are...
  4. My Gifts And Talents Are...
  5. I Can...
  6. My Goals for This Year Are
  7. What Are You Watching Now?
  8. What Foods Are You Loving?
  9. My Favorite Books Right Now...
  10. My Dream Weekend Would Be...
  11. My Top Five Movies of All Time.
  12. My Favorite Phone Apps Are...
  13. My Top Ten Favorite Songs of All Time.
  14. The Last 5 Songs I Played on Spotify Are...


Section Two- SOCIAL EMOTIONAL LEARNING

  1. Emotions Check - How Is Your Mood Tracking? Day 1 - Candy Theme
  2. Emotions Check - How Is Your Mood Tracking? Day 2 -Forest & Bird Theme
  3. Emotions Check - How Is Your Mood Tracking? Day 3 - Beach Theme
  4. Emotions Check - How Is Your Mood Tracking? Day 4 - Under The Sea Theme
  5. Emotions Check - How Is Your Mood Tracking? Day 5 - Succulent Plant Theme
  6. Anxiety Calming Strategies - When I Am Anxious I Calm Myself By...
  7. Positive Self-Talk - Promoting Phrases & Creating Personal Phrase
  8. Positive Character Traits - Identifying & Promoting Personal Traits
  9. Positive Habits - Five Day Habit Tracker
  10. Gratitude - Gratitude Jar To Reflect On What I Feel Thankful For...
  11. Mindfulness - Calming Mindful Moment Coloring Mandala #1
  12. Mindfulness - Calming Mindful Moment Coloring Mandala #2
  13. Mindfulness - Calming Mindful Moment Coloring Mandala #3
  14. Mindfulness - Calming Mindful Moment Coloring Mandala #4
  15. Mindfulness - Calming Mindful Moment Coloring Mandala #5
  16. Mindfulness - Calming Mindful Moment Coloring Mandala #6


Section Three - CLASSROOM ICE BREAKER & CO-OPERATIVE GAMES

  1. Ice Breaker Game - Classroom Buzz Around the Room
  2. Ice Breaker Game - Classmate Scavenger Hunt
  3. Ice Breaker Game - Would You Rather?


Section Four -CLASSROOM EXPECTATIONS AND GUIDELINES (RULES)

  1. Our Classroom Should Look Like, Sound Like Feel Like
  2. What Traits Would You Like In Our Classroom Community
  3. A Few Guidelines / Class Rules
  4. Our Classroom Community Guidelines

Section Five - WRITING PROMPTS

  1. The Person I Admire Most...
  2. When I Finish High School I Hope To...
  3. Imagine You Have A Superpower That Makes Your Dreams Come True...
  4. You Invented A New Technology That Is...
  5. My Favorite Time Of The Year Is...

Section Six - VISUAL WRITING PROMPTS

  1. Photographs For Visual Writing Prompts. - Canoe In Ocean Between Cliffs
  2. Photographs For Visual Writing Prompts. - Superhero Girl On Cliff
  3. Photographs For Visual Writing Prompts. - Astronaut On Planet
  4. Photographs For Visual Writing Prompts. - Woman Sailing A Sailboat
  5. Photographs For Visual Writing Prompts. - Ufo Landing In Field
  6. Photographs For Visual Writing Prompts. - Group On Beach Waving Flares

Section Seven- JUST FOR FUN

  1. Back To School Word Search
  2. Back To School Acrostic Poem
  3. My Name Acrostic Poem
  4. Blank Word Search For Classroom Names

Section Eight -CLASSROOM DECOR

  1. All About Me' Bunting / pennant
  2. Welcome bunting / pennant  - six individual designs.

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Come and visit me on facebook and introduce yourself or at my blog to read about my latest teaching adventures!

https://sarahannescreativeclassroom.blogspot.com/

https://www.facebook.com/SarahAnnesCreativeClassroom/

https://www.instagram.com/sarahannescreativeclassroom/

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Good luck with your school year :)

Sarah Anne

Total Pages
80 pages
Answer Key
Does not apply
Teaching Duration
1 month
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