Three fantastic icebreakers that get kids talking and start building relationships from the first day of school!

Icebreakers that Rock

Too many icebreakers require students to take massive social risks with people they barely know. Or they don't really help students get to know each other. Or they are just plain cheesy. Here are three that are actually good. Great if you teach in a speci

Teaching With a Mountain View: First Day of School Activities for Big Kids

First Day of School Activities for Big Kids

Ice breakers are fun activities to get students more acquainted with one another. They create a fun environment to help build relationships with new people. College students often have an icebreaker activity on the first day of class.

The bell rings and the students come pouring in to the first day of school. Excitement and a bit of chaos fill the air as well as some nervous anticipation – not just from the students but al…

What NOT to Do the First Day of School

The first day of school sets the tone for the whole year. Here's 10 things you DON'T want to do. Great back-to-school advice for teacheres

Back-to-School....Already?!

Back-to-School....Already?!

End of School May. Twist this and have your teachers write this for themselves. Edit the questions to reflect your goals for your school year! Fun first day activity: Have kids write a letter to themselves at the end of the year.

Some great activities to help children settle in to their first week at school, day care or preschool.

This is a resource leads to 6 ice breaker activities to complete with students. I find ice breakers to be a fun way of getting to know the students in your classroom.

Most teachers, I’m sure, make sure to leave time during the first class to take student questions, primarily about the syllabus and the shape of the course ahead. But it’s worth underlining the importance of student involvement right from the start, letting them know that your desire to hear their questions and concerns is not just a superficial courtesy (“Any questions? OK then…). Here’s a way to encourage students to take ownership of the course. After a brief introduction, distribute the…

First day of class: Meet Your Teacher

Most teachers, I’m sure, make sure to leave time during the first class to take student questions, primarily about the syllabus and the shape of the course ahead. But it’s worth underlining the importance of student involvement right from the start, letti

Back to School Board Games FREEBIE is a collection of 3 printable Back to School Board Game by Games 4 Learning. Perfect as 'getting to know you' games for the first days of school!

BAck to school activities: Icebreakers: Back to School Board Games: FREEBIE is a collection of 3 printable Back to School Board Games by Games 4 Learning. Perfect as 'getting to know you' games for the few first days of school!

RACE TO 100! {A 100 days of school freebie}

100th Day of School Activities

"Race to was created as a 100 days of school activity, but could really be used any time of year! Students roll a dice and move that many spaces. The first one to reach 100 wins! Happy day of school!

I have been doing this on the first day for the past few years and it is ALWAYS A HIT!

Back To School ideas: "Jitter Juice" to go along with the story "First Day Jitters". Original pinner said: "I have been doing this on the first day for the past few years and it is ALWAYS A HIT!

Read & Find - First Day of School Printable  Giving students an easy independent activity to start as soon as they arrive on the first day of school is a great way to calm their nerves. It also allows you to focus on greeting new students and getting supplies organized and put away. Here is a great first day of school printable that students can begin working on right away! Visit my blog to read about it and get the free download!  3-5 back to school First Day of School k-1 PK-2 reading

Read & Find - First Day of School Printable

Giving students an easy, independent activity to start as soon as they arrive on the first day of school is a great way to calm their nerves. It also allows you to focus on greeting new students and g

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