This is something that I did last year at the beginning of the school year.  The kids loved it and it's a fun way to get to know each ot...

All About Me Bag--good to hand out at Open House before school starts so kids can bring their bags to share on the first day!

Great back to school writing activity for the first day! After reading the book, "First Day Jitters", students write about how they felt on the first day of school using emojis!

first day jitters emoji writing activity for back to school

Everyone gets nervous on their first day of school. Have your students share their feelings about coming back to school with this fun emoji writing.

Read & Find - First Day of School Printable Giving students an easy independent activity to start as soon as they arrive on the first day of school is a great way to calm their nerves. It also allows you to focus on greeting new students and getting supplies organized and put away. Here is a great first day of school printable that students can begin working on right away! Visit my blog to read about it and get the free download! 3-5 back to school First Day of School k-1 PK-2 reading

Read & Find - First Day of School Printable

Back to School - First Day of School - Freebie

Can keep and put in the end of year book, can add pictures to it Back to School - First Day of School - Freebie

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Classroom Listen Up! FREEBIE UPDATED June 2017 I added 2 levels for one & two step directions. One & Two steps (with two levels: one with color specification and one without) and an open-ended scene (make up your

Today I am brining you the perfect combination of back to school ice-breakers and games for those first days of school!    Back to school is a crazy time and we all want to hit the ground running. There are routines and procedures to teach and we are ready to get to them the second those kids walk in the door. Building community and getting to know

Get to Know You Games for the First Weeks of School

Today I am brining you the perfect combination of backto school ice-breakers and games for those first days of school! Back toschool is a crazy time and we all want to hit the ground running. There areroutines and procedures to teach and we are read

Have your children make this cute First Day of School flip book to help them remember their very first day! When completed, this fun book will include a page about them, their teacher, their school, their classmates, and their favorite part of the day! I have included cover pages for Kindergarten, First Grade, and Second Grade.

First Day of School Flip Book

Have your children make this cute First Day of School flip book to help them remember their very first day!

*Updated June 2016* This First Day Jitters book companion packet for the book First Day Jitters by Julie Dannenberg is perfect to use on the first day and the first weeks of school. It is common core aligned, includes primary lined & solid lined copies for lower/upper grade use, and is available in color and black white.

First Day Jitters Activities, Back to School Activities, First Day of School

*Updated June This First Day Jitters book companion packet for the book First Day Jitters by Julie Dannenberg is perfect to use on the first day and the first weeks of school. It is common core aligned, includes primary lined & solid lined copies fo

This is the perfect back to school activity. On the first day of school, or even during the first week of school, have fun getting your students to know each other. This is an escape room game with a twist on the "Find Someone Who" game. This is a breakout game where the principal has been abducted by aliens, and the students must rescue him or her! Great for kids in third, fourth, fifth, or sixth grade. Need a fun escape room game for your class the first day of school? This is it!

Back to School Escape Room Cracking the Classroom Code™ Getting to Know You Game

This is the perfect back to school activity. On the first day of school, or even during the first week of school, have fun getting your students to know each other. This is an escape room game with a twist on the "Find Someone Who" game. This is a breakou

An Easy Activity to Promote Growth Mindset - Create Dream Explore

An Easy Activity to Promote Growth Mindset

I love to start the year with Peter H. Reynold's books like The Dot and Ish. Both books are great for teaching kids that it is okay to take risks and make mistakes. Those books also go very well with

FREEBIE Time Capsule worksheet for your kids to complete on the first day of school!

This time capsule is fun for students to see how much they've grown throughout the school year! Give this to them to answer on the first day of sch.

You CAN set a calm, positive, hard-working classroom tone right away--like literally, in the first ten minutes of the first day of school! Come read how. (The Thinker Builder)

Setting the Tone in the First 10 Minutes of the First Day of School

The first day of school is full of so many things: anticipation, wide-eyes, school supplies, new faces, maybe a few butterflies. And I& notorious for trying to get too much done on the first day.

FREEBIE! This First Day Jitters activity is included in my First Day Jitters packet. The packet includes differentiated activities to help you teach many of the Common Core Literature standards from day one. Enjoy!

This First Day Jitters activity is included in my First Day Jitters packet. The packet includes differentiated activities to help you teach most of the Common Core Literature standards from day one. B/W copy included also.

A blog on how to host a murder mystery in your classroom! Your students will love being a part of the story, walking around to collect clues, and competing to see who can find the murderer first!

How to Host a Classroom Murder Mystery

A blog on how to host a murder mystery in your classroom! Your students will love being a part of the story, walking around to collect clues, and competing to see who can find the murderer first!

Rainbow names. First day of school activity to teach students how to use their supplies.

Rainbow Names.Perfect day of school activity. Teach kiddos your expectations for how to use their supplies and taking pride in their work! Use these name tags to label cubbies or for a bulletin board.

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