Beginning of the year is here! Use this Beginning of the Year Blast Unit to welcome your students and create a inviting and exciting classroom environment for your new class. Included are 15 beginning of the year activities with printables. Every beginning of the year activity comes with everything you need to just print and go! From ice breakers, to community building to getting to know you and more this unit is LOADED with things to at the beginning of the year! This packet can be used by 2nd and 3rd graders and you may find it appropriate for 1st grade too depending on how much writing your first graders can do at the start of the year!
Here's What's Included:
Hello From The Teacher: Printable stationary for writing a personal welcome letter to each student at the beginning of the year.
Parent Inventory: A printable parent intake form to be sent home at the start of the year in order to gain specific information about each student. Parent explanation letter also included.
Writing Prompt Cards & Activity Pages: 5 back to school themed writing prompt cards with engaging printable student activity pages to go with each task.
I Am ...Where Is: A getting to know you game with blank printable game cards included so you can play again and again.
Guess Who?: A whole class writing activity and getting to know you guessing game. Includes student prewriting brainstorm page, student publishing paper and self portrait frame printable. Primary lined and intermediate lined publish paper both included.
First Week of School Journal: 5 page printable student journal with journal cover for students to journal each day during the first week of school. Primary and intermediate lined journals both included.
Meet Our Class: A class book idea including a colorful book cover and printable student book pages to be filled in by each student.
My Back To School Book: Printable 12 page Back to School themed student booklet to be completed, illustrated and put together by each student.
Class Time Capsule: Student time prediction cards to be filled out , rolled up and placed inside a class time capsule that will be reopened at the end of the year! Colorful time capsule sign included.
Classroom Scavenger Hunt: A scavenger hunt activity that can be done with partners to familiarize your students with the classroom. Scavenger hunt activity cards included.
Find A Friend: A getting to know you activity and ice breaker. Activity cards included.
Circle Of Friends: A small group getting to know you activity for students to discover their similarities and differences. Activity cards included.
It’s A Zoo In Here: A fun ice breaker that will have students up and moving around. A set of 32 animal game cards are included.
3 Truths & A Fib: A classic getting to know you ice breaker where classmates have to determine what is true and what is a fib from each student's game card.
Interview Crown: A hands on getting to know you activity with an artistic edge. Crown pieces included.
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By: Krystin McGahan