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First Day of Elementary School Activities

For Teachers Pre-K - 2nd
The first day of school can be daunting, especially for younger scholars. Instead, make the first day of school happy with these ice breakers, games, activities, and more designed to brighten your elementary learners' day!
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Elementary School Ice Breakers

For Teachers Pre-K - 5th
Break the ice with a collection of icebreakers for Kindergarten through fifth grade. Scholars get to know their new friends through various activities such as quilt design, personal interviews, cootie catchers, singing, a game of "Would...
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First Day of School Grades Pre-K-5

For Teachers Pre-K - 5th Standards
It's hard to believe that summer is coming to an end! Start the new school year with a collection equipped with a planning template, welcome and get-to-know-you activities, reading comprehension lessons, writing prompts, a rules...
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Middle and High School Ice Breakers

For Teachers 6th - 12th
A new school year, or a return from a long break, calls for an icebreaker. Help scholars get to know one another with a collection of icebreakers designed to meet the needs of grades six through twelve. Activities require pupils to...
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Back-to-School Grades Pre-K-5

For Teachers Pre-K - 5th Standards
Be prepared for a new school year with a back-to-school collection equipped with various resources to create a warm welcome for your incoming scholars. Gain perspective, tips, and recommendations, with an assortment of informative...
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How to Remember Names

For Teachers K - 12th
Do you have trouble remembering all of your new pupils' names at the beginning of each school year? Here are seven handy ideas that you can try out when faced with a whole new group of names to memorize.
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Back-to-School Bulletin Board Templates

For Teachers Pre-K - 3rd
Spiff up your classroom walls with three adorable templates! Each hot air balloon, puzzle piece, or surfboard can be decorated by a teacher or pupil and pinned up on the wall to create a cute class display.
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Look at Us!: English Language Development Lessons (Theme 1)

For Teachers K Standards
Start off your young English language learners with this packet of materials, which covers three weeks of instructions. After completing the unit, kids will have practiced the letters K through Z, read several story books, talked with...
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Mandala Portfolio Project

For Teachers 5th - 9th
Here's a great idea for writing portfolios. Kids decorate all four sides of their portfolio, introducing themselves, their families, goals, dreams, and favorite things. Detailed directions for all four panels and a rubric are included in...
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Ten Tips for Building Classroom Community

For Teachers 3rd - 4th
Start the school year on a strong note with one or more of these ideas for fostering camaraderie in your classroom.
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Eight Ways to Learn All About Me

For Teachers Pre-K - 3rd
Activities designed to encourage young ones to learn who they are and how to express themselves.
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Mapping Your Identity: A Back-To-School Ice Breaker

For Teachers 3rd - 12th
Identify the unique personal attributes of your class members. Begin by viewing the Visual Thesaurus and discussing displayed attributes associated with famous American leaders. Using these identity maps as models, pupils generate nouns...
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Back to School | All About the Holidays

For Students K - 4th
Transitioning between the end of summer vacation and the beginning of the school year doesn't have to be a drag! A helpful video provides tips about starting the best school year ever, including going to sleep earlier, packing a lunch...
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Gifted and Talented Enrichment Curriculum

For Teachers K - 6th
Looking to start or support a Gifted and Talented program? An 80-page packet outlines grade-leveled lessons in all subject areas as school district's Gifted and Talented enrichment curriculum.
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How to Write a “Favorite Things” List Poem

For Students 3rd - 8th Standards
If your students made a list of their favorite things, would writing poetry be on it? After this poetry writing lesson, it might! Young writers make a list of what they like—or what they don't like—before crafting the list into a rhyming...
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Find Someone Who

For Students 4th - 6th
Learners practice using can for ability in a conversational skills activity. As students move around the classroom and practice the grammar exercise, they become more familiar with the peers in their class.
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Meet the Teacher Night

For Students K
Use a packet of colorful chalkboard-themed Meet the Teacher Night sign-in and information sheets as part of your back-to-school activities. The packet is complete with welcome signs, classroom labels, methods of transportation labels,...
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Our Classroom Birthdays

For Students K - 6th Standards
Combine getting to know one another and math with a worksheet that focuses on graphing birthdays. Scholars collect data to discover how many peers share birthday months and fill in a bar graph for visual representation.    
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First Day News

For Students K - 6th
There is so much to take in on the first day of school! Here, have scholars write about it. Pupils detail their teacher's name, something they've learned, how they feel, who their classmates are, what they want to remember, and what they...
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Family Coat of Arms

For Students K - 6th
Make doing homework a family affair with a get-to-know-you worksheet that brings families together to create a coat of arms. With the assistance of their parents or guardians, pupils complete the coat of arms with drawings of their...
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All About Me

For Students K - 6th
Get to know the kids in your class with a worksheet that features pictures and personal information. Pictures include one of the scholar and one of their family. Personal information details likes, talents, and hopes. 
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All about Me T-Shirt

For Students K - 6th
Encourage learners to wear their interests on their sleeves, literally. Class members decorate a blank t-shirt with personal information, including their hobbies, favorite part of school, and details about their family and self. 
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Math About Me!

For Students K - 6th
Get to know your scholars with a instructional activity that focuses on the important numbers that make up their life. Pupils answer questions such as how many letters are in their name, how old are they, how tall are they, how many...
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Watch Me Grow!

For Students K - 6th
Encourage creativity and reflection with a hands-on activity book. Scholars document their personal appearance, age, height, friends, and feelings about the first day of school to the last.