This is a pack full of activities for new sixth graders at the beginning of the year! It incorporates the number 6 into many different kinds of activities, including icebreakers, getting to know you, creativity, word building, math, and writing skills.
These are great activities for students to work on the first week in class to interact with each other, as well as good independent activities if you need time to collect supplies or get things in order.
- SIXTH GRADE Making Words: Students can manipulate letter cards to come up with as many words as possible using the letters in SIXTH GRADE. Letter cards included for extra support in color and printer-friendly b/w.
- SEEK SIX Activity: A Scattergories type activity where students need to think of 6 things to fit in each category. (2 pages)
- STUDYING SIXES (about math!): A math practice focusing on multiplication and division and some challenge work including multiple operations. Also has space for students to create pictures to support their answers. (2 pages)
- FRIEND FINDER: Find 6 friends that fit in each category. This encourages students to talk to and interact with each other, while finding out new information about their classmates. (2 pages)
- 6th GRADE PET MONSTER: An activity where students can use their creativity to create their own drawing of a class pet (monster) out of 6 lines, then write about what they created.
- HEXAGON HEX: A four-part math activity that reviews hexagons.
Activity 1: Students must circle only the hexagons in the group of shapes.
Activity 2: Students will cut out the hexagons and create a puzzle/picture with the shapes. This is like creating pictures with “Tangrams” – only they are all hexagons!
Challenge 1: Students can draw their own six-sided shapes to create a picture using ONLY six-sided shapes!
Challenge 2: Students can create "Hexagon Helpers”. They can make different sized hexagons, develop characters, and write a story about their “Hexagon Helpers!”
All activities include teacher directions and different ways to play.
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Be sure to check out our other grade level Back To School Packs!