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Back to school is even more exciting and engaging with a variety of games and activities designed specifically to be used in the first two to three weeks of Middle School to foster a positive classroom environment and build a caring and inclusive community of learners!
Both individual and collaborative, hands-on activities allow you to build rapport with students while assessing their learning styles, communication skills, interpersonal skills, and critical problem-solving skills. Use this information for effective grouping, to enrich curriculum for gifted students, and to scaffold curriculum for struggling learners. A great inclusion to your Teacher Binder!
This 44-page product includes:
-Classroom Expectations (2 posters from which to choose and a worksheet)
-11 Getting-to-Know-You Activities
-6 Activities to help you assess interpersonal and intrapersonal skills, as well as to help you set up an inclusive classroom environment
-6 Academic Activities to help you assess your students' background knowledge and intrinsic motivation
These games and activities will easily fill your schedule during the first two full weeks of school, setting your classroom up for a successful year as your students learn to value one another’s strengths and work as a community. Alternatively, you can use one or two activities a day for the first month of school in addition to your other plans.
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