First Day at School
Students listen to a book about the first day of school. They divide into groups of four, and role play the story. They explain to the teacher what they like the most from the story.
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100th Day of School Collections
Celebrate the 100th day of school with a few great 100 themed stories and classroom activities. The books Benny's Pennies and 100th Day Worries are suggested for reading, making 10 piles of 10 objects is encouraged, and 5 extra lesson...
K - 2nd English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Preparing For The First Day Of School
Youngsters analyze a book discussing a child's fear on the first day of school. They discuss the characters in the book, The Teacher from the Black Lagoon. Then they discuss their own fears and uncertainties about starting a class with...
K - 2nd English Language Arts
Picture Fists Full of Kisses
Ease children's back-to-school jitters with this primary grade activity based on the book The Kissing Hand by Ruth E. Harper. Starting off with a singing of the song "I Wish I Had a Little Red Box", children go on to discuss and create a...
Pre-K - 2nd Math CCSS: Adaptable
Meet Your Neighbor: Action Verbs
Get your kids moving on the first day of school! This action verb activity doesn't have to be used as an ice breaker, but it sure will work as one. Simply place pairs of cards face-side down on the carpet, each with an action verb...
K - 1st English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Welcome to the First Day of School!
Classmates participate in a variety of getting-to-know-you activities for the first day of school. They make resolutions, become detectives about their fellow classmates, learn about each other by playing switch, and make welcome bags.
K - 8th Social Studies & History