First Day of School Activities - 1st Day of Middle School - About Me Activity

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Brain Waves Instruction
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5th - 8th
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My students absolutely loved this resource which made my job easier! A simple but effective format ensured all students were engaged, thank you!
The activities were a great ice breaker to get the students engaged and excited about coming back to school. They especially liked the activity where they got to ask me questions.
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This resource is filled with activities for the first day of school. This Back to School resource is designed to make the start to middle school amazing. As you know, you never get a second chance to make a first impression...especially in the classroom.

This resource is filled with activities to get your school year off to the best possible start. With an "about me" diamond, teacher interview activity, writing prompt, and icebreakers, you’ll be able to keep your students engaged and actively involved in your classroom from the first minute they arrive. Filled with the perfect combination of fun and community-building, this resource will have your students excited about learning and becoming a part of your classroom.

The First Day of School Resource includes:

  • A teacher guide that includes an outline of the resources and extension ideas
  • Detailed plans for each activity that includes the purpose, preparation, and activity instructions
  • "About Me" Diamond activity
  • 20 questions for the teacher interview activity
  • Classroom Links - super simple activity and hanging display
  • Creative writing prompt
  • Classmate Introductions - Paper Airplane Activity
  • Parent writing prompt
  • Extension - 3 Back to School Games
  • A comprehensive list of additional ideas to incorporate into your first week of school.


As a special Back to School treat I've included 8 pages of BONUS MATERIALS. In this resource you'll find samples from the popular "This or That" series of resources. You'll find activities for reviewing grammar, reading strategies, writing and responding to literature. These can be used during the start of a new school year or anytime! Enjoy!

FYI: These activities are included in the Back to School Toolkit resource - a super comprehensive resource filled with classroom organization logs and forms, first week of school activities, and many classroom management ideas. Click here to learn all about it.

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Brain Waves Instruction

Total Pages
39 pages
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Teaching Duration
1 hour
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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Read and comprehend complex literary and informational texts independently and proficiently.
Write routinely over extended time frames (time for research, reflection, and revision) and shorter time frames (a single sitting or a day or two) for a range of tasks, purposes, and audiences.


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