Back to school survey and display. This is a great activity for the first week!
It helps me to get to know the students and recognize their talents and abilities in an informal way. It encourages the children to chat, compare notes and get to know each other.
At the end of the week, they have set goals for the year; finished and published a piece of writing and made a wonderful display for the classroom.
There is a 2-page survey/questionnaire; once that information is collected, I set a writing task which is displayed with either a photo or drawn picture of the student.
There are 3 suggested choices for display included, but I'm sure you'll think of many more.
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