Always did this--and will continue to do so with 6th graders too! ~~Fun in First Grade: Back to School Procedures to Teach

Day of School Tips- teaching procedures early in the year will save you time and lower your students' stress levels. Lower levels of stress allows for greater learning to occur.

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

First Day of School Activities for Big Kids

Great back to school ice breaker: get to know you game idea. When it is your turn reach into your bag of MMs. Answer the question corresponding to the color for everyone to hear. Eat your MM!

Cooperative learning strategies

Desktop Cooperative Learning Strategies Companion-Printable PDF includes table and explanation of strategies

Näyttele tilanne!

Classroom Manners and Expectations Posters Clever Classroom-these need to be broken into manageable chunks.

Middle School Math - First day of school activity

Doesn't need to be for math only! Middle School Math - First day of school activity - could actually do this multiple times.

Emotions Tree -> Have students choose which person they're identifying with to lead to a discussion of what's going on and can then find the word to match the feeling.

The Emotions Tree is an image that I’ve used to help students identify how they’re feeling about a situation. Once they can associate with the feeling of a person on the emotions tree, we can work together to find the words to describe the feeling.

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