do on small plates for dot day Collaborative HAND ART project. Could be done with a classroom of students. Or make it a family project and have children collect one hand print design from each family member, then put them together for a family tree.
Math About Me craftivity - super cute for back to school and hang up for open house could adapt this and use it for Meet the Teacher night, then again with changes for Open House during education week.
First week of school time capsule- stamp & date their itty hand prints, measure their height with yarn, and have them fill out a little first day info sheet with their self portrait on the back. Then save until the day of their high school graduation.
This is a First Grade Jitters graph that my students completed on the first day of school. It was inspired by the book, "First Grade Jitters" by Robert Quackenbush. The graph is an activity included in my First Grade Jitters packet.
MORNING MEETING One pare of having good morning meetings is to have a classroom community. Create a classroom community is key to a successful year! I might add a part that says "i promise" be safe, be respectful, be responsible
To help students figure out the layout and expectations of the classroom at the beginning of the year. This will help them become more comfortable with the classroom environment- to help them feel safe.
beginning of school year: beach ball with questions to get to know each other, and sunglasses- one side- what you did this summer, other side- what you think fifth grade will be like. 3 sentences on the back of each lens.