The first day of school is approaching fast. As a classroom teacher, you never want to run out of activities for your students to do. This pack contains a few first day activities that will be sure to keep your students engaged. The first day activities include:
1) Getting to know your students questionnaire - When the students enter the classroom, the questionnaire could be on their desk. They will complete the questionnaire and the last question will be read aloud in front of the class (optional).
2) Letter to the teacher - Students will write a letter to their teacher. ๏ Tell me what you did over the summer.
๏ A goal for the school year
๏ What do you want to learn his year?
๏ What can I do to make this a fantastic year?
๏ What can you do to make this a fantastic year? ๏ What is your biggest fear about this year?
3) Snowball Fight- Students will write three things about themselves. When they are done, they will crumple up their paper and throw it around the room for 1 minute. When the time is up, the students must pick up the piece of paper closest to them and try to figure out which classmate wrote the three items on the paper.
4) First Name Bingo - Students will write the names of their classmates, teachers, principal, custodians, etc. within each
BINGO box. The teacher will call out random students names. The first student to yell BINGO wins!
5) Back to School ABC’s - Assign each student a letter of the alphabet, or allow the students to choose their own letter. The words should be related to school activities. After each student has picked a letter and determined a word, they can illustrate their word. The book can be displayed in a classroom or the school library.
6) Hopes and Dreams - Students will illustrate and write about their hopes and dreams. The clouds are where they enter their dreams. The mountain peaks are where they will discuss their highest hopes. The valley is where they will discuss their struggles from the previous year. The road way is their daily goals.
7) Class averages - Students can work in pairs or small groups. They will walk around their classroom and describe the average: shoe size, height, family size, number of siblings, just to name a few! Students can use a calculator if necessary.
8) Classroom Scavenger Hunt - Students can complete the scavenger hunt and search for mysterious items within their