This packet is designed to be used during the first week of school. The activities in this packet have students explore and discuss what they did during the summer, make connections between themselves and their classmates as well as explore key rules for the classroom. Many of the activities presented in this packet are designed to be collaborative. For example, the Group Placemat Activities are designed to have students first write out their own thoughts, and then collaborate with their peers to discuss and identify the key, important information that they wish to share and contribute to the class.
You might decide to pick and choose which activities in this packet to use – and that is perfectly ok! This packet was designed knowing that not all of the activities will be used for the first week back. Rather, there is a wide selection of activities that allow you to pick and choose which ones would best suit your needs and your students.
For the “I Believe in My Self” photo activity, have students draw a picture of themselves or take a picture and have them glue their pictures to the page. Have students write their goal on the line provided.
Please take a look at the preview to see if this packet is right for you and your students.