First week of school activities are so fun! Don't you agree?
Are you looking for exciting activities to use while getting to know your new fifth graders? This packet contains individual, partner, small group, and whole-class activities. Help your students get to know you and their new classmates with the engaging activities in this packet.
I have used each of these activities with my fifth grade students over the years and they are always a hit!
Contents of this packet:
Page 3: Presenting Fabulous Fifth Grader… This is a fun poster for students to complete and display.
Page 4: Good Morning, Fifth Grader!… This is a fun and independent worksheet for students.
Page 5: How Well Do You Know Your Teacher?… This is a fun activity that helps students get to know you, the teacher. Ask students to fill in their guesses. I take up the papers because I enjoy looking at students’ guesses before they have an opportunity to change them. Then, discuss the answers.
Pages 6-7: Parent Homework… This is a wonderful resource that provides parents the opportunity to tell you about their child. My students LOVE giving their parents homework!
Page 8: My 5th Grade Success Plan… This is a great page to use with students after discussing ways to be successful in fifth grade.
Pages 9-10: Draw and Write… These independent work pages are perfect for times when you need students to work quietly.
Page 11: A Letter to My Future Self… Your students will grow and change a lot from the beginning to the end of fifth grade. When they receive this letter back at the end of the school year, they will be surprised at how much their goals, ideas, and favorite things have changed.
Pages 12-14: “New Class, New Year” Bingo Game… Students will learn facts about their classmates while playing a fun bingo game.
Page 15: My Summer “Tweet” Sheet… Students will write tweets describing their summer break. Tweets are short, to-the-point statements.
Pages 16-17: “Would You Rather?” – A Partner Game: The pair of students that has the most matches wins!
Pages 18-19: Crack the 5th Grade Code!… Everyone has ideas about how to be successful in 5th grade. Each group will create and crack codes while learning some tips for success in the 5th grade.
Pages 20-22: Friendship Puzzle… I love doing this activity with my fifth graders because they not only discuss ways to be a great friend… They usually make a new friend in the process!
Pages 23-24: Interview a Classmate…This fun activity will allow your students to make new friends and practice with communication, i.e. speaking in front of a group.
Pages 25-36: “Fifth Grade Faces” Garland… Your students will make a fun garland for display in the classroom by decorating a face and writing information about themselves.
This packet is also contained in a back to school bundle:
5th Grade Back to School Bundle- Includes 3 Amazing Products!
Are you looking for the 4th grade version of this resource?
Welcome to Fourth Grade: Fabulously Fun Activities for the First Week of School
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Welcome to Sixth Grade: Fabulously Fun Activities for the First Week of School
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