First Day Activities

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3 Fresh Icebreakers for Teens

You have gregarious introverts in your classroom (yes, that's a thing, and I know because I am one). You also have extroverts who take a little while to warm up (yes . . . because

Who's In YOUR Circles? A Fresh Get to Know You Activity

Do you and I run in the same circles? Doubt it. Although we do share at least one circle: teaching. Right? And if you and I ha...

C R E A T I V E || W R I T I N G #1 📝Click on the link in my profile for this ✨FREE✨ hand-drawn printable. I had a lot of people asking…

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Back To School Graffiti Art Activity

Enthuse and focus older students during their first week back with this 'cool' and imaginative 'Graffiti About Me' spray can and name art, writing and goal setting activity.Click here for the digital version This is a really unique way for teachers and students to learn more about each other and is ...

First Day of School Stations Activity, Icebreaker, Middle & High School, FREE

I hate cheesy name games and I refuse to make the worst first impression by just reading a syllabus to my students. The solution is this engaging first day of school stations activity designed to facilitate discussion and help you start building a strong classroom community from Day One.UPDATE: This...

First Day of School: Want to learn your students names quickly and easily? Want to build connections with them that will last? Take a few minutes to do this fun one-pager name tent activity, and you will have a handy way to memorize students names, rotate your seating charts any time, get to know your students, and introduce the one-pager strategy to use later on.

First Day: Name Tent One-Pagers (Distance Learning, Editable)

Learning students' names has always been hard for me. I used to get so nervous during the first two weeks, afraid I was going to offend the kids I was working so hard to engage by making simple mistakes with their names.Then I started printing name cards for all my students to use for the first few ...

First Day of School: Want to learn your students names quickly and easily? Want to build connections with them that will last? Take a few minutes to do this fun one-pager name tent activity, and you will have a handy way to memorize students names, rotate your seating charts any time, get to know your students, and introduce the one-pager strategy to use later on.

First Day: Name Tent One-Pagers (Distance Learning, Editable)

Learning students' names has always been hard for me. I used to get so nervous during the first two weeks, afraid I was going to offend the kids I was working so hard to engage by making simple mistakes with their names.Then I started printing name cards for all my students to use for the first few ...

New Year's Game Free Printable

We love playing this game of questions on New Year's Eve. Download this free printable for your New Year's Party.

About Me Back to School Student Survey FREEBIE - Use this with your 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, or 12th grade students. Your middle school or high school students will answer the questions AND show off their creativity and doodling on the page. It's perfect for the beginning of the school year OR a new semester. Teachers of ANY subject area in middle school or high school will love this FREE resource!

About Me Back to School Student Survey

About Me Back to School Student Survey FREEBIE - Use this with your 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, or 12th grade students. Your middle school or high school students will answer the questions AND show off their creativity and doodling on the page. It's perfect for the beginning of the school year OR a new semester. Teachers of ANY subject area in middle school or high school will love this FREE resource!

Which Word Best Describes You?

Ever wondered which one word describes your personality? (You probably have, while being asked that in a quiz, haven't you?)

This is a classroom job application that you can use in your classroom for students to fill out.

Classroom Job Application

This is a classroom job application that you can use in your classroom for students to fill out.

First Day of School Investigate the Teacher Activity - Print & Distance Learning

Engage your students with this unique first day of school activity where students "investigate" the teacher and make inferences based on what they observe in the classroom. This kinesthetic activity is the perfect way to mix things up on Day 1 and set the tone for an engaging, student-centered year.

Don't go back to school unprepared. Here's 16 of my blog posts that may help you as you plan whether it's the first day of school of your first year in the classroom or an even better year two, three, ten, twenty, or even thirty. Get information about my first lessons, decorating the classroom, establishing routines, building parent partnerships, and managing student behavior.

The Literary Maven: Preparing for Back to School in the Secondary English Language Arts Classroom

Don't go back to school unprepared. Here's 17 of my blog posts that may help you as you plan whether it's the first day of school of your first year in the classroom or an even better year two, three, ten, twenty, or even thirty. Get information about my first lessons, decorating the classroom, establishing routines, building parent partnerships, and managing student behavior.

Back to School Classroom Rules and Expectations Doodle Notes

This graphic organizer is the perfect way to get students actively engaged in your classroom, right from the first day! This product can be used for any subject and any grade! One version has some titles and one version is blank. You can use the blank one as extra space if you have more rules than I...

Back to School Station/Task Card Activity

This engaging, get-to-know-you first day of school activity is perfect for secondary students. Make Back-to-School season fun and help your students fall in love with your class!This station task card activity gets your students up and moving while getting to know each other and providing meaningful...

3 Fresh Icebreakers for Teens (Middle/High/Secondary) by Angie Kratzer

3 Fresh Icebreakers for Teens (Middle/High/Secondary)

These three secondary icebreakers are perfect for teens who may be tired of the same 'ole routine on the first day of school, at the first club meeting, at freshman orientation, or at an initial youth group gathering. It is provided in both Google Slides and PDF.Impossible Scavenger HuntIncludes ins...