These back to school activities, games, and printables are sure to be a big hit during the first days and weeks of school!
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Back to School Get to Know You Activity
Back to School Emoji Mingle
This is a Back to School “Get to Know You” activity that will get your students moving, sharing, and building relationships! There are 16 numbered task cards for placing around the classroom (on walls, cabinets, doors, etc.). Each card contains a question. There are two options for the activity. The first is the “mingle” option and requires students to pair up with a partner. Students walk quietly around the room, reading questions with their partner and recording their partner’s answers on a recording sheet (included). The second option is the “move it” option in which students quietly walk around, read questions, and record their own answers on a recording sheet (included).
Afterwards is a great time to share in small groups or as a class. Students may share information learned about their new classmates or information about themselves!
Included: 16 colored task cards, 16 black and white task cards, recording sheets (one for the “mingle” option and one for the “move it” option - copy front to back), list of questions, detailed instructions
TABOO Back to School Game
TABOO Back to School Game
If you're looking for a fun way to start the school year with your students, play this Back to School Taboo game! It contains 148 word cards that will challenge your class to give and guess clues while avoiding words that are "Taboo". They will also practice using descriptive language and vocabulary skills!
The game includes:
1. Game Instructions
2. A set of 148 colorful Back to School Taboo cards
3. Blank Taboo cards for teachers to create more examples if they wish.
*Its a good idea to laminate the cards so they can be used year after year!
Back to School Interactive Notebook - 15 Fun Foldables
Back to School Interactive Notebook
Start the school year with these 15 fun, fresh Back-to-School Foldables that will get your students excited about Interactive Notebooks AND learning! These foldables will allow your students to get to know each other, share great information about themselves, and practice academic skills! Since these will be among the first foldables added to your students’ interactive notebooks, they are also great to introduce organization and expectations for notebooks.
Each of the foldables may be added to the front of a Language or Math INB. You may also consider having students attach one or two activities to construction paper and hanging them for a Back to School display!
Each foldable comes with a teacher page and a student page. The teacher page contains a photo of what the foldable will look like once assembled, an explanation of the activity, and directions. The student pages contain a title label with activity instructions, foldable directions, and the 1-3 page foldable.
Back to School Activities for Upper Grades
BTS Activities for Upper Grades
These 15 Back to School for Upper Grades activities are perfect for big kids and tweens! Each of these engaging activities focuses on topics of interest for students in upper elementary and early middle school!
Students have an opportunity to work independently, in pairs, and in groups to complete these high-interest activities! Your students will have a great time reflecting on summer, getting to know their classmates, and writing about so many things that are important to them as they begin the new school year!
I’m sure you will enjoy using this resource with your students as you get to share in their exciting Back to School adventure!
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