Everything you need to start the year perfectly! Learn about your students, students learn about their peers and themselves, and everyone has fun together. Buy it now and be ready for your first three days!
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1. HUMAN SCAVENGER HUNT:
* This is a great first day of school activity where students try to find out interesting facts about their peers.
2. SELF PORTRAIT:
* The self portrait is fun to do at the beginning of the year and at the end of the year. You can hide the September portrait and pull it out in the spring so students can compare both portraits. Formatted for primary and intermediate students.
3. ALL ABOUT ME:
* It is fun to do this at the beginning of the year and at the end of the year. You can hide the September ‘All About Me’ page and pull it out in the spring so students can compare both sets of answers. Formatted for primary and intermediate students.
4. QUILT SQUARE
* Copy the quilt square onto cardstock. Students can follow the directions at the bottom of the square to complete the activity OR if you have items you want them to put into each section of the quilt square you can precut the squares and post your instructions for the students. When each square is complete display them next to each other on a bulletin board to complete your class quilt.
5. CLASS SCRAPBOOK COVER AND STUDENT PAGE
* Use these pages to complete your first class book of the school year. Each student completes one page. Mount each student page onto construction paper. Laminate each student page. Use binder rings to bind your book. Your students will enjoy this book all year. Scrapbook pages are formatted for primary and intermediate students.
6. ALIEN SURVEY
* Use this survey to get an idea of what students feel comfortable with at school. It is a
good tool to discuss at parent/teacher conferences.
7. LEARNING STYLE INVENTORY
* Use this tool as an opportunity to teach students about learning styles. Even if they do not land on one style, it is good practice to be aware of how we learn and to understand people learn differently.
8. TRAITS OF A GREAT TEACHER
* Start this lesson by brainstorming with the students about what a
‘great teacher’ does to make the classroom a safe and fun place where
learning can occur. Then let students begin writing. This is a beginning
of the year writing sample and can be saved as an artifact in their
writing portfolio. The packet includes formatting for primary and for
9. TRAITS OF A GREAT STUDENT
* Same as above except brainstorm traits of a ‘great student’.
10. NAMEPLATE DESIGNS
* Use student-decorated nameplates for desks, cubbies, and
to identify coat hooks. It is also a great activity to have students
design & color on the first morning of school. Print on card stock
and laminate final art work.