*Back to School Starter Pack, Beginning of the Year Activities, Back to School*
If you are looking for activities that engage students and build classroom culture, this is the perfect packet for you. In this product you are given step by step instructions for some of my favorite "beginning of the year" activities. These practices/games are tried and true...I use them every single year in my kindergarten classroom! This product is 47 pages of very explicit instructions on how to properly incorporate a Name Wall into your classroom, use Student of the Day as a way to introduce students to one another, Name Games to get to know each other, and All About Me handouts for students to use. Below is exactly what you are purchasing:
1.) Instructions on how to incorporate Student of the Day into your writing for the first few weeks of school. This is an excellent starting point for beginning of the year pre-k students and kinders, especially for those of you using Writer's Workshop.
2.) Student of the Day cover pages for your students (when it is their turn to be that special Student of the Day).
3.) Three different Student of the Day badges for your special student.
4.) Name Wall placards and explicit instructions on how to incorporate a Name Wall
5.) Name Wall numbers
6.) Name Wall gingham and polka dot borders (to write student names on).
7.) Step by Step instructions to 3 different name games
8.) 2 handouts for the guided/independent portion of the name games
9.) Apple Name Craftivity- to assess motor skills
10.) All About Me student page (2 pages)
11.) All About Me student book
(both of which can be used in a small group setting or after you model).
Every activity that I have included is excellent for building student relationships and making students feel welcomed at school. These activities should make your first few days at school easier and fun. They are great to use as time fillers and they also incorporate important skills that will help you assess where your students are academically. The first few days can be so tough in order to establish routines and procedures. Using these writing techniques and name games, as well as the All About Me pages will build a classroom community and make the children excited about being in your class!