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. (Another idea - put a hand template in ppt and have students use word art to write goals for year.

Getting to know you More

Getting to Know Your Students. Get to know your students with a student interest gallery walk. Use it at the beginning of the school year, after breaks, or open house and meet the teacher nights.

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 … This could be a great spell idea if you made ongoing spell jars for dreams that you added to as time went on, like a sweetening jar but a dream jar.

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!

Tie in with social studies and geography/mapping: 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

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!

Teacher's Pet – Ideas & Inspiration for Early Years (EYFS), Key Stage 1 (KS1) and Key Stage 2 (KS2) | Simple Line Art

Trace your hand onto a white piece of paper. Draw straight lines until you have reached your drawing. Connect both sides of your hand lines with an arched line. Continue drawing straight lines across the paige. Repeat steps for th

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