Back to School Activities

Collection by Claire Gibney


Back to School Classroom Activities

Claire Gibney
FRIEND-used this acronym/idea when teaching activity day girls.worked well, good discussion Good for social skills! Activity Day Girls, Activity Days, Classroom Behavior, School Classroom, Classroom Freebies, Classroom Rules, Classroom Environment, Classroom Posters, Classroom Ideas

How To Be a FRIEND

An educational blog focused on project based learning, STEM, and providing unique ideas and resources to engage students.

19 Classroom Management Anchor Charts is part of Teaching respect - Display classroom rules, procedures, expectations for treating others and supplies, and sub behavior policies in these anchor charts! Respect Lessons, Teaching Respect, Teaching Resources, Respect Activities, Respect Quotes, Guidance Lessons, Therapy Activities, Teaching Emotions, Social Skills Lessons

What Does It Look, Sound, and Feel Like?

This graphic featured on Rosemary D’Amato Karas’s Pinterest site caught my eye. It looks like this list originated as a brainstorming exerc...

First day "about me by the numbers" activity. Going to have my students put this on the first page of the Interactive Math Notebooks. First Day Of School Activities, 1st Day Of School, Beginning Of The School Year, School Fun, Math Activities, Fun Math, School Ideas, School Tips, Math Art

This is it...

Heart pounding, rapid breathing, nightmares...yep, it's that time of year. Back to school...dun dun dun. Okay I actually may be a little dra...

Pre-Algebraic Thinking for Elementary Students – Beyond Traditional Math Math Teacher, Math Classroom, Teaching Math, Classroom Decor, Teaching Ideas, Teacher Tips, Future Classroom, School Teacher, Beginning Of School

Figure Me Out Beginning of the Year Math

Check out the original Figure Me Out math activity and learn how you can make this poster with your students. This beginning of the year math activity incorporates numbers (and computation) into a page about students' own lives. Click to read about this fun ice breaker math project that you could easily use for a "who am I" guessing game or bulletin board display for Parent's Night here on Shut the Door and Teach.

Day of School Activities for Big Kids First Day (or week) of School Activities. I really like "Can You Save Fred" From: Teaching With a Mountain View: First Day of School Activities for Big KidsFor For or FOR may refer to: First Week Of School Ideas, Beginning Of The School Year, New School Year, School Fun, School Days, High School, Back To School Ideas For Teachers, Back To School Crafts For Kids, School Stuff

First Day of School Activities for Big Kids

Every time I mentioned Back to School on my Facebook page at least one person mentions that it can't possibly be time yet! I know, I know! ...

Figure Me Out! "All about me" math activity for Open House.Fourth Grade Fun in Florida: Figure Me Out! Fourth Grade Math, 4th Grade Classroom, Classroom Ideas For Teachers, 4th Grade Math Games, Back To School Ideas For Teachers, 4th Grade Activities, Ks2 Classroom, Awesome Teachers, Social Activities

Figure Me Out!

I got this idea from my peer teacher, Nina. It's a great way for students to share about themselves. I think it would be perfect for a firs...

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. Kids Writing, Teaching Writing, Writing Activities, Music Writing, Music Essay, Goal Setting Activities, Vocabulary Activities, Therapy Activities, Beginning Of The School Year

Back-to-School....Already?! - Create Teach Share

About a week out of school, and I am already thinking about next year!!! What.Is.Wrong.With.Me??? Normally, I give myself a few weeks before I allow the next school year to sneak into my summer vacation. However, I have a new challenge ahead of me next year, and need all the time I can get. I…

Classroom Scavenger Hunt could do it with just one letter sound for kindergarten centers Classroom Scavenger Hunt, Classroom Fun, Classroom Activities, School Scavenger Hunts, Kindergarten Scavenger Hunt, Kindergarten Journals, Scavenger Hunt For Kids, Alphabet Activities, Beginning Of The School Year

Classroom A to Z Scavenger Hunt

This is a fabulous way to get your students to familiarize themselves with all the different areas in the classroom. I use this as an engaging activity during the first week of school to get them to know each other, the classroom, and get a few beginning of the year wiggles out. The students can f...

The Starr Spangled Planner: Worksheet Wednesday: First Day Poem Beginning Of The School Year, New School Year, School Fun, Middle School, First Day Poem, First Day Jitters, Back To School Worksheets, Back To School Writing Ideas, Back To School Poem

Literature Circles - The Starr Spangled Planner

Literature Circles Adapted for Primary Grades: Literature Circles are an effective and engaging way to get students invested in reading and they align perfectly with the Common Core State Standards for Speaking and Listening! I like to think of Literature Circles as a structured book group or book club. After explicit modeling, these groups can become independent. Each student takes on a role that rotates with

dandelions and dragonflies: Our First Day Great first day of school activities Get To Know You Activities, First Day Of School Activities, 1st Day Of School, Beginning Of The School Year, Too Cool For School, School Fun, School Ideas, School Stuff, School Starts

Our First Day

I managed to survive our/my first day in fifth grade! This year I have been given the task of teaching fifth grade and transition. For those...

The Recess Queen by Alexis O'Neill. Mean Jean is the biggest bully on the school playground until a new girl arrives and challenges Jean's status as the Recess Queen. 1st Day Of School, Beginning Of The School Year, Middle School, First Day Of School Activities, School Kids, Pre School, High School, Recess Queen, Books

The Picture Book Teacher's Edition

A blog for teachers to find example questions and ideas for different reading skills and strategies for over 100 different picture books.

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Free Back to School Ice Breaker!

Most teachers have seen the BINGO get-to-know-you activity, but Minds in Bloom has put its own spin on it. This back to school ice breaker is fun and free!

These colorful greeting signs will immediately impact your classroom culture! Post on your classroom door as teacher or a student greeter warmly welcomes clas First Grade Classroom, Classroom Behavior, Classroom Community, Future Classroom, Classroom Teacher, Kindergarten Classroom Organization, Classroom Signs, Preschool Classroom Management, Classroom Ideas

Morning Greetings: Hug, Handshake, High-Five, or Fistbump

Greet students at your classroom door each morning. Students point to their greeting of choice as they enter the classroom. Teacher can greet students or students can greet each other each morning.

Teachers can build student social responsibility and encourage good behavior by creating a classroom contract using children's ideas about what a great classroom should be. Helpful anchor chart idea and FREE printable included! Classroom Contract, Social Contract, Responsive Classroom, Classroom Rules, Classroom Behavior, School Classroom, Classroom Management, Class Contract, Future Classroom

Classroom Expectations: Creating a Classroom Contract

Classroom expectations help students build social responsibility. Try creating a classroom contract together using the children's ideas.