First Day of School
Students write about themselves as an introductory activity on the first day of school. Students complete a form with dreams, high points, low points and things they do every day and write a story about themselves.
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The First Day or Two of School
Here is a great way to learn about your new bunch of students during the first couple of days of school, and to have them learn something about you. The teacher composes a piece of writing based on an enjoyable experience from the summer...
3rd - 9th English Language Arts
First Day Of School Lesson Plan
Pupils participate in a lesson that is concerned about conducting activities that should be done on the first day of school. The goal of the lesson is for the teacher and students to become acquainted in learning each other's names. They...
6th - 8th English Language Arts
Starting Off the Day (and School Year) in Ukraine
Students compare the first day of school in Ukraine with the first day of school in the United States, including the challenges students and teachers both face in each country. They respond in class, in their journals, to the following...
6th - 12th English Language Arts
Ice Breaker Activity - Bio Pyramid
Get to know your pupils and create a stunning display in your room with a class set of bio pyramids. Scholars answer questions about themselves, their hobbies, hopes, and dreams. Autobiographical information is written on a...
3rd - 8th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Understanding First Jobs
Eighth graders consider what it takes to get through the interview process by conducting one. They create interview questions to use as they dig for the truth about first jobs and they interview each other. After the interviews they get...
8th 21st Century Skills CCSS: Designed
Ice Breaker Activity - Name Reflections
Get to you know your new class members with an ice breaker activity that uses their name and creativity. Scholars write their first name in cursive on a folded sheet of paper, cut around the curved lines, open the paper to view its new...
3rd - 8th English Language Arts