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Organizing and Planning for the First Days of School
- Getting Ready for the School Year
- The First Days of School
- Icebreakers and Games
- Planning for a Substitute Teacher
- Student Reflection and Goal Setting
- Discipline Forms and Parent Communication
In this file:
Page 50 – Alpha Order Line-Up
For fire drills or fast attendance while on a field trip, it might be helpful to have your students be able to arrange themselves in alphabetical order in a jiffy. Use this activity to get them to find their alphabetical order, and then practice it a few times throughout the first few weeks. You will thank yourself later!
Page 51 – Two Truths and a Lie – School Version
Students love to learn about their teachers. A fun way to get the kids to know each other and to know you a little bit is to play the childhood game “Two Truths and a Lie” but tweak it to be fit for a classroom setting. This page explains how to play the game in a classroom environment.
Page 52 – Fun Facts
When you are a little short on time, this is a fun way to get to know your students and have them get to know you. They’ll be asking you to elaborate on your stories all year long after this game!
Page 53 – Classroom Guidelines Skit
Simply posting the class guidelines and expecting your students to follow them only works sometimes. If you really want your students to know your rules, spend time playing this game during the first few days. You’ll be happy you did later!
Page 54 – Strike a Pose!
Students love to see pictures, especially pictures that they are in. Do this activity to keep them entertained all year long!