Vive la rentrée! Here are 7 activities designed for the start of the year in a grade 1 EFI classroom.
Included in this package:
Mon premier jour d’école – Students can either draw a portrait of themselves on the first day, or draw a memorable moment from their day.
Name search – Have students find the letters in their name and colour them in. Fast finishers (or students with short first names) could be asked to continue with their last name.
Trouve un ami #1, 2, and 3 – This is a fun getting-to-know-you activity. In grade 1, I would read the question aloud, ex. “Trouve un ami qui a une soeur.” Students will then move around the classroom in search of someone who fits that description, and will ask them to print their name in the corresponding box. I have included 3 versions of this game with the idea that you could do it several time the first week, increasing the chance that every student gets an opportunity to ‘give their autograph’.
Bonjour – students will find the apples with the word “bonjour” and colour them in.
Dans mon sac – Students will cut out & colour the items at the bottom of the page, determine whether it is an item they would use for school, and glue them in the proper spot.