Getting to Know You Back to School Activities

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Charlene Tess
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This back-to-school unit will get your new semester or school year off to a good start. Everything you need is included in this unit. Five pages of instruction for the teacher and a four-page handout packet for the students. When completed, students will have introduced each other to you and to their classmates, and you will have taken three assessment grades.


I suggest setting three major goals to achieve during the first few days of school:

1) Get organized. (Class rosters, seating charts, student information sheets, add and
drop forms, book lists, bus routes, etc.)

2) Get to know your students.

3) Set the tone for your class.

How can you accomplish these three goals in just a few days? It is not as hard as you think. Use my activities to introduce students to you and to one another and hone their writing and oral presentation skills at the same time.

This assignment can be easily adjusted to meet any challenges you encounter such as unexpected class meetings, fire drills, and so forth. This is a fun and interesting way to begin a new year of school. I used it every year with my students, and we all enjoyed getting to know each other.

I hope this helps you and your students get off to a great start.

Here's another helpful back-to-school activity your students will like.

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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Prepare for and participate effectively in a range of conversations and collaborations with diverse partners, building on others’ ideas and expressing their own clearly and persuasively.
Present information, findings, and supporting evidence such that listeners can follow the line of reasoning and the organization, development, and style are appropriate to task, purpose, and audience.


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