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First Day of School Activities - Back to School Ice Breaker and Writing Prompts

Grade Levels
2nd - 5th, Homeschool
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Pages
36 pages
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This low prep back to school resource is an easy way to help your students get to know each other so you can build a positive classroom environment the first day of school! There are 24 fun ice breaker questions that you can use with partners, small groups, or as a morning meeting activity.

These cards present an excellent opportunity for students to practice speaking and listening to each other while also promoting a safe classroom environment and team building. Or, use some of the questions as writing prompts for a fun first week of school writing assignment!

Save over 40% when you buy this activity as part of my Ice Breakers and Writing Prompts: Building a Positive Classroom Environment All Year Long Bundle.

This resource includes:

  • ideas for how to use these question cards with your class
  • 24 cards with back to school questions for a fun get to know you activity
  • the same 24 questions on writing paper for you to use as a no prep writing assignment
  • a speaking and listening grading rubric
  • a writing assignment grading rubric

While students in all grade levels might benefit from self-reflection, these cards and writing prompts were designed for use with your 3rd grade, 4th grade, and 5th grade students (upper elementary).

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Kalena Baker, Teaching Made Practical

Total Pages
36 pages
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Rubric only
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N/A
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Follow agreed-upon rules for discussions and carry out assigned roles.
Follow agreed-upon rules for discussions and carry out assigned roles.
Follow agreed-upon rules for discussions (e.g., gaining the floor in respectful ways, listening to others with care, speaking one at a time about the topics and texts under discussion).
Follow agreed-upon rules for discussions (e.g., gaining the floor in respectful ways, listening to others with care, speaking one at a time about the topics and texts under discussion).

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