Me Quilt for the First Day of School
Students construct a Me Quilt as an icebreaker to introduce themselves at the beginning of the year. They use a large sheet of bulletin board paper divided into nine squares in which students include pictures of things that are important to them.
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The Intimidating First Day of School
Help break the ice with new students by participating in a lesson that covers the nervousness they experience on the first day of school. The class enters into a discussion that follows reading The Teacher From The Black Lagoon. They...
4th - 6th Social Studies & History
After completing the first five lessons from the series, scholars assemble their quilt pieces to create a family history quilt. They then rate their experience of learning about their families by conducting interviews, creating family...
3rd - 6th Social Studies & History 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
Travel back to 1787 as young scholars investigate the creation of the US Constitution. After first working in small groups to create sets of classroom rules, students go on to read a summary of the Constitution and watch a short video...
5 mins 6th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Designed
Picture Fists Full of Kisses
Ease children's back-to-school jitters with this primary grade lesson 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