Engage your new students with these 9 thoughtful and creative activities during the first weeks of class! Each activity belongs to one or more back-to-school themes: Get to Know You; Goals; Reflections; Policies and Procedures; and Skill Review.
Note: This product includes all activities from Thriving in Third Grade (Original)
except for the Friendly Feud PowerPoint game
This .zip file includes the following activities:
--Application for an Amazing Year: This twist on the traditional student information form asks students to "apply" for an amazing school year on a form that combines elements of job and higher education applications.
--First Days' Letter to Myself: This template for a friendly letter can be used by students to write to themselves about their first days in 3rd grade. It can be revisited at the end of the school year as a reflection activity.
--MyPods Activity: Students customize their own MyPod templates with apps that represent different aspects of their lives.
--The Mystery and History of the Fortune Cookie Activities: Students read and discuss a short informational passage about the history of the fortune cookie and then create their own cookies with fortunes for the year.
--Getting to Know Our Group Graphing Activity: All students complete a "Get to Know You" survey, then graph the data in small groups.
--The Life and Times of Me: What in the World Was Going On? Timeline Activity: Students apply timeline and research skills as they create a tier timeline of events in their own lives as well as national and world events that took place at the same time.
--Fact of Fiction Activity: This template can be used by students to write three facts and one fictional statement about themselves. When they share them, their classmates guess which one is fiction.
--Questions for the Teacher Activity: Create a comfortable and honest classroom environment with these cards that students can use to ask questions about your classroom and you during the first few days of school.
--Third-Grade Fast Facts Flip Guide: Students can write down, store, and refer to important facts about their procedures, schedule, grading scale, and more with their own DIY flip guides.
Get more bang for your buck! The Third Grade First Days Back-to-School Bonanza Bundle
includes the following:
*Thriving in Third Grade Lite (this set of activities)
*Friendly Feud Welcome to Class! PowerPoint game
*Basic Back-to-School Parent Welcome Packet
Your questions are welcome, and your feedback is appreciated!