Back to School Activities Start Strong 1 WEEK of Plans for Middle School

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Start your new school year off strong with FIVE DAYS of hands-on fun that will engage your new middle school students right off the bat! Students will have many opportunities to interact with one another which will help you to create a community that will likely last all year long!

The Plans:

Day 1: Name Art Tents

Day 2: Two Facts and One Fiction Game, Create Agreements (rules)

Day 3: Procedures (with your own syllabus), Scavenger hunt, Role-play, and Class Poem

Day 4: "Face-off" game, Read "The Veldt" (the story is not included but a link to the video of the story is included as well as a summary) with graphic organizer chart.

Day 5: Socratic Seminar on "The Veldt" (teachers can learn a lot by watching how students handle this!)

This handy little resource will help you have greater back to school success!


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Blog: Mrs. Spangler in the Middle

© Mrs. Spangler in the Middle (Elizabeth [Lisa] Spangler)

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