From Grooving Through Fourth Grade- Getting to know your students: ideas for the beginning of the school year...

toss n talk for all questions or task kids have to complete.must answer the question or complete the task under their right thumb. Would be great for a first slumber party game. Let the girls get to know each other.

laminated pieces of paper with pegs hot glue gunned to the top - for displaying work

Displaying student's work - laminated pieces of construction paper and hot glue clothes pins to display student work. This would be nice with scrapbook paper.

Conversation Jenga. Fun way to learn more about your classmates! (Picture only)

Conversation Jenga: A fun way to get students thinking and talking. Students answer a question each time they pull a piece. Could be modified for music therapy but using familiar songs instead of conversation starters - good icebreaker

What a fun "first day of school" activity to try! Easy to set up--and I bet the students will LOVE it!

Fun get-to-know-your-classmates activity for the first days of school - For the Love of Teaching: Monday Made It {Beach Ball Activity & Math About Me}

Classroom helpers. Give children the responsibility of choosing or randomly put one child's name in each?

Help Wanted bulletin board. Pockets with classroom job descriptions. Write student names on craft sticks and place them in appropriate pocket. Fun and easy way to switch up student jobs throughout the year.

Phonics screening revision game

I made this snakes and ladders type game to help reinforce all the graphemes up to phase 5 as prep for the screening test. Also sneaked in some consonant blends too. I'll use groups of three with my phonics group and enlarge the document to You can.

Miss Klohn's Classroom: Wonderful

Love this Back to School activity! Ask students questions about their year and have them respond on sticky notes. Gives you great insight into their thinking!

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