Today I am brining you the perfect combination of back to school ice-breakers and games for those first days of school! Back to school is a crazy time and we all want to hit the ground running. There are routines and procedures to teach and we are read
Serial Season 1 Activity Pack with Serial Lesson Plans. This podcast engages even the most reluctant students in a way that I've never seen before! A huge win for English teachers trying to teach nonfiction!
Kristen Santey I really like this idea of an all about me for students. This allows the teacher to see students interests and it helps teachers to connect with their students. This can be used at any grade level.
First Day of School Activity: Student Interest Inventory -- A great introduction activity for your students to get to know one another better. Also allows you to get to know your students along with taking an interest in your students like and dislikes.
(change)Introduction activity: Use an old map from just before the Civil War started (West Virginia didn't exist). Don't alert students to the differences. Cut apart states and have students assemble like a puzzle. Life is Better Messy Anyway: