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Do you feel like a “talking head” during the first couple days of school? We know that explicitly teaching procedures and expectations is a MUST for the beginning of the school year. However it’s a lot of information for a teacher to disseminate and for students to absorb. I have this simple little trick to
It's an "all about me" one-page poster with an emoji theme. Looking for a fun back to school activity? Get to know your new students by having them fill out this poster activity called "All about me.... Emoji Style". It's the perfect activity to have on a child's desk when they arrive the first day of school.
Fun, contemporary back-to-school "all about me" lesson! Have your students draw "selfies" and describe their summer via text message prompts. Makes for a great bulletin board display!!
Do your students have a growth mindset or a fixed mindset? Here are some engaging activities for elementary kids. These lessons are designed as a way to foster a Growth Mindset culture in your classroom with your students. Also Included are bulletin board resources to display student work.
Try this fresh get to know you activity for back to school, called "Who's In Your Circles?" Gets students up and moving to find out common interests they share with each other. (Blog post from The Thinker Builder)
Classroom Procedures can be fun to review when you use Classroom Procedures Game Show! Put students in up to 6 groups to play this Jeopardy style game! Classroom procedure talk can be dull and kids just don't listen. But if you tell them that afterwards you will play a FUN review game to test their new knowledge, they will make sure to be listening to your every word.
Are your students struggling to build their reading stamina during The Daily 5? Encourage focus and attention to the task by graphing successful stamina minutes! Your students will definitely be motivated as they watch the graph grow!
Use this worksheet following a Growth Mindset lesson, as independent work…
Use this Growth Mindset Graphic Organizer to get your students reflecting and embracing a growth mindset this year. Make a copy then edit this template (on TeacherSherpa) to duplicate the page and edit the sections to meet your own student needs.