Back to School Community Building Activities for Upper Elementary

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Kelly Anne - Apple Slices LLC
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4th - 6th, Homeschool
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Kelly Anne - Apple Slices LLC


Dear Teacher Friends,

This Back to School Unit provides you with 20+ great lessons, activities, games, and worksheets to get your year off on the right track! Time and time again, it is shown that spending time on community is one of the best ways to have successful students in your classroom! When you spend quality time getting to know students and understanding who they are, they feel safer in your classroom and will be willing to take more risks and chances.

At the very beginning, create an environment where students want to come each and every day, where they feel respected, and where they are willing to work hard.

By using the activities in this packet, you will be able to build a solid foundation for your classroom and the school year!

Directions, parent letters, and student pages included!

- Creating a “Me Box” {Page 4}
- "Teacher for a Day" Activity {Page 6}
- "I Can’t Funeral" Activity {Page 13} Featured HERE!
- Never Have I Ever Game {Page 17}
- Down by the Banks Game {Page 20}
- 2 Truths and a Lie Game {Page 22}
- I Have, Who Has Whole Group Card Game {Page 23}
- Read Aloud Share {Page 28}
- Me as a Reader Craftivity {Page 28}
- What do Learners Need? Craftivity {Page 31}
- Get to Know You Scavenger Hunt {Page 36}
- Who I Know Tic-Tac-Toe {Page 39}
- Crazy Science Experiment Booklet {Page 43}
- Fill in the Blank Silly Stories {Page 54}
- Beginning of the Year Writing piece {Page 57}
- Goal Setting {Page 62}
- The Switcheroo Game {Page 70}
- School Bus Cake Craftivity {Page 74}
- Other Activities {Page 76}

Enjoy the beginning of your school year and allow yourself time to slow down and have some fun! If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact me at For more information and freebies, please visit my blog, Apple Slices!

Kelly Anne
Total Pages
73 pages
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Teaching Duration
2 Weeks
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