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Beginning of the Year Activities and Lessons For First and Second Grade

Beginning of the Year Activities and Lessons For First and Second Grade
Beginning of the Year Activities and Lessons For First and Second Grade
Beginning of the Year Activities and Lessons For First and Second Grade
Beginning of the Year Activities and Lessons For First and Second Grade
Beginning of the Year Activities and Lessons For First and Second Grade
Beginning of the Year Activities and Lessons For First and Second Grade
Beginning of the Year Activities and Lessons For First and Second Grade
Beginning of the Year Activities and Lessons For First and Second Grade
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This packet is full of engaging activities to get you through the first few days of school with your students! I'm so excited to use this as we practice our routines, get to know each other, and begin learning in 1st or 2nd grade.

Here is a breakdown!

Management Forms-Forms to use during the first day of school
-Student Info (2 Versions)
-Parent Info
-Sign In Sheet
-Transportation

All About Me Book- Perfect for students to complete during the first few days while you take care of greeting new students, organizing supplies, and to assess their writing skills.

First Graders/Second Graders Tree Map-Students brainstorm what students have, need, will, can, and are
-Circle map to describe first and second graders
-Recording Sheet
-Flipbooks
-First Graders Are/Aren't
-Second Graders Are/Aren't

Goal Setting-Students will work together to develop goals for the year and draw/write about them

Our Feelings-Students will write about their feelings on the first day and create a class graph

Good Teacher/Good Student Circle Maps-Students will work together to describe a good teacher and then write about it

A Good Friend-Your class will work together to create a good friend anchor chart
-A Good Friend Bubble Map
-Good Friend Sort


We Are Experts-Students will spend time considering what they are an expert at and write about it

Classroom Rules-Work with your class to develop classroom rules or teach your classroom rules.
-Our Class Rules Flipbook
-The Most Important Rule Writing

Lunch Choices-Your class will sort lunch choices by silly and smart and then complete a writing/drawing activity about how to behave at lunch

Problem/Solution-Your class will work together to create an anchor chart with common problems in the classroom and how to solve them

Hallway Behavior-Create a class anchor chart with your students about hallway behavior
-Hallway Poem

Gluing Activity-Students will practice proper gluing
-Original Glue Poem

Buddy Bingo-Students walk around and meet their new friends to find friends who meet each criteria

My First Day-Students draw and write about their first day

Dear Teacher-Students write a letter to their teacher

Summer Break-Students draw and write about their summer break

My New Friend-Students write about a new friend they made

Friendship Snapshots-Students draw pictures of being a great friend {perfect for bulletin boards}

Coloring Sheets

Class Scavenger Hunt-Students walk around the room and find important classroom tools

My Self Portrait-Students add a face and hair to complete the self portrait

Word Search

Photo Props-Have your students hold these up and take first day photos to send home as gifts or to use at the end of the year (4 versions)

This packet is differentiated with handwriting and regular lines so it suits first and second grade classrooms.

***If you're looking for a kindergarten version of this packet, check it out HERE!
Total Pages
155 pages
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