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 goo
Get to Know You Games for the First Weeks of School
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
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.
(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:
Culinary Class Introduction Activity- Recipe of Me
Teach the 3 branches of government with this low-prep introductory activity. Can be used in individual, small group, or whole class setting. Includes an introduction to the format of the government and then teaches each branch specifically.
The Bill of Rights Escape Room Activity will take students on a secret mission around the classroom! This escape room has students decode facts about the Bill of Rights. Students will gain a brief understanding of Amendments This is a great intro
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!