Reach for the stars- kids can write their hopes and dreams on their hand at the start of the year. Tracing their hands is great fun.

Reach for the stars- kids can write their goals on their hand at the start of the year. LOVE this! Maybe for New Year's.instead of resolutions write goals instead?

Getting to know you More

LOVED this quick activity today! Consensograms from Gingersnaps Treats for Teachers. It took less than five minutes and was a great discussion starter!

Such a cool idea for a first day activity. It would also work to make fireworks instead of flowers (a bit more manly for dude teachers?).

Back to School Bash

Beginning of the school year art project!- photo only- could be hung in the hallway or make it your classroom door decoration

Transition day activity thinking about goals for the year KS2 - getting used to using borders again =\

Transition day activity thinking about goals for the year - getting used to using borders again =\

BFG Dream Jar display …

BFG Dream Jar display "Relates to a book, relates to students' aspirations- love it! Its also incorporating both reading and writing!

marshmallow challenge! love this lesson and can't wait to teach it. Useable for a badge?

Beginning of the year Team-bulding exercise: Groups have 18 minutes to build the tallest freestanding tower using 20 sticks of spaghetti, 1 yard of masking tape, 1 yard of string, and 1 marshmallow.

What Kind of Teacher Do You Want? First Day Activity Anchor Chart - Great way of getting to know a little bit more on the Students wishes.

What Kind of Teacher Do You Want? anchor chart to begin year I think this would piggy back nicely with a What Kind of Student Do I Want? anchor chart (They give me what they think I want and I add so in if needed.

Autobiography Island - Shake up how you get to know your students. could be a good way to introduce a mini lesson/assesment on map skills

Oscar Learn, Oscar Teach!

Autobiography Island - Shake up how you get to know your students. could be a good way to introduce a mini lesson/assesment on map skills. I could use this in writing, but instead of creating a heart map, they can create this!

Classroom Community Ideas (and Freebies)

Classroom Community Ideas (and Freebies)

Great back to school ice breaker: get to know you game idea. When it is your turn reach into your bag of MMs. Answer the question corresponding to the color for everyone to hear. Eat your MM!


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