Back to School Activities | Ice Breaker Activities | Beginning of Year Activity

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The Owl Teacher
Grade Levels
3rd - 4th
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Back to school time?! Say it isn't so! This activities pack is full of icebreakers, first day of school games, discussions of rules, and other beginning of the year activities perfect for the beginning of the year! Start your new year off on a positive note with this pack!

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This Product Includes:

✓ Icebreakers

✓ "Getting to know you" activities

✓ "All About me" activities

✓ Summer vacation writing activities

✓ Team building and cooperative learning activities

✓ Activities for teaching rules

✓ Helping students understand differentiation (fair is not always equal!)

✓ Scenario cards on good choices and poor choices for role-playing and discussion

✓ Read alouds suggestions

✓ Graph creating activities

✓ Goal setting

With This Product You'll Get:

✓ Printer-friendly version and color versions

✓ Printable version and digital version (the icebreakers are NOT digital due to having to be face to face, but everything else is)

✓ Very low prep materials

✓ Teacher directions and suggestions for use

Other Buyers Have Said:

"I like how these aren't the traditional back-to-school ideas. Very useful resource!" (Thank you!)

"Lots of activities to choose from, but the one I like the best are all of the discussion/scenario cards. It really helps to clarify our classroom expectations." (Thank you, Elynnor Trail!)

"Lots of wonderful ideas to start the year off positively. Thank you." (Thank you, Leane D.!)

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Total Pages
59 pages
Answer Key
Does not apply
Teaching Duration
1 Week
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