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Back to School and First Day Activities

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This fun printable unit is filled with 10 engaging back to school activities for 4th-8th grade (The Middle School Years). In this giant package you will get the following 10 lessons:

1. A lesson on respect- set rules the first day, talk about respect, comes with 12 respect scenario task cards, students write a respect themed comic strip. (7 pages)

2. Design your own license plate. This activity comes with 12 detailed task card ideas for how to design the license plate. (4 pages)

3. Play experience bingo- students find other students to fill up the bingo cards filled with experiences (includes 2 sets of 10 cards- 11 pages)

4. Fill up a blank t shirt/heart activity. Fun game that teacher leads the class on discover who's t shirt or heart the teacher is holding. (4 pages)

5. Namergories: anagram game crossed with a categories game to help students learn new names and make new friends! (4 pages)

6. Design your own magazine cover- comes with 4th-7th grade magazine covers along with 2 generic covers for students to color and fill in their own headlines. (7 pages)

7. Walk in my shoes graphic organizer. Students discover one another's daily routines. (2 pages)

8. Letter to future self. Students write a letter to themselves in the future, includes a letter writing check list, a graphic organizer, and 4 different stationery designs. (6 pages)

9. Time Capsule Activity. Students make a list of their personal interests or current events at the beginning of the year and the end of the year. Students get a big kick out of seeing the differences in just one year, especially when it comes to their interest in pop culture. Fun graphic organizers included. (4 pages)

10.Interview Activity. Students learn how to conduct an interview as they interview each other and a family member in this interactive practice. Great for homework or as an ice breaker activity! (7 pages)

All together there are over 50 incredible pages of activities for you to simply print off! These are great for ice breakers during the first couple weeks of school, and they are also good for substitutes to use for emergency lesson plans!
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