Do you want an easy way to get your class working together, focusing on a common task - especially in the first few weeks of school? Try puzzles! Customize to fit your classroom by choosing from 11 different pictures. Depending on the age and ability of your students, create puzzles from 6, 12, or 16-piece templates.
Use these puzzles as a small group activity anytime, but especially during the first week of school. After completion, puzzles can be used to guide conversations about school rules/expectations, as well as a school tour locale. For example, the school bus puzzle reminds students of arrival/dismissal procedures, then make sure to highlight the bus loading area during your beginning of the year school tour.
Start your year off with a fun activity that boosts collaboration and critical thinking!
1 page: directions, hints & tips
11 pages: full-color school photographs with border
3 pages: puzzle templates (1 each of 9-piece, 12-piece and 16-piece)