Back to School Activities | Getting to Know You | Differentiated

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Sunshine and Lollipops
Grade Levels
1st - 3rd
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Sunshine and Lollipops


EMBRACE DIVERSITY with this fun Back to School…We are Alike and We are Different differentiated Activities for First, Second and third Grade is a ready to use printable activity that can be used the first day of school, first week, as a getting to know you activity or as an anytime activity.

It is packed full of ideas that can be used together or separately in that this back to school has getting to know you sheets and find someone who that can stand alone for the first day of school OR you can incorporate these sheets and ideas to support the craft bulletin board display idea that would be awesome to use for Back to School Night!

“Find Someone Who…” Activity is a great way to get your students up and and moving around to meet other classmates.

Here is what is included in this packet:

  • First day getting to know you activity with activity sheets for students to find others who have various attributes.

  • An I like and I can sheets for students for students to fill out about themselves to use for sharing and compare and contrast activities.

  • 2 differentiated Venn Diagrams for students to use to compare and contrast with a partner.

  • Differentiated sheets to write about their findings and how they are alike and different.

  • Small frames for self portraits.

  • An original poem in color and black and white to introduce the activity or to hang or add to finished projects writing or craft.

  • A craft/project idea to use with directions and a sample. Fun for Back to School or anytime!

Here are a few teacher Tips:

  • Can be used with first through third grade depending on the level of your students.
  • Is easily differentiated for different learners.
  • The frames and information that students need to write is the same, but the expectations are different and the writing lines are also different.
  • Using this the first week of school will build classroom community, encourage students to learn about each other and embrace diversity.
  • Use for a display on Back to School Night.
  • After the activity have a sharing circle and each child can share something learned about partners.
  • A great way for YOU to get to know your students better.

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