Pocket of Preschool This post originally appeared on the blog Pocket of Preschool. The first ten days of school are exhausting for both teachers and students! So many routines to teach and so many little learners to get to know!
Grades From New Year Resolutions Involve students in the creation of a set of classroom new year resolutions to guide you through the coming months. Work together to brainstorm resolutions, and write them on a sheet of chart paper.
If necessary, reword them in a positive manner such as "walk" rather than "don't run". These may be resolutions for behavioral expectations take turns or class goals learn our times tables. Each student can write one of the resolutions from the list on a paper bubble cutout.
Place the resolution "bubbles" on a bulletin board with the heading "We resolve to Students can take turns reading their resolutions out loud while the cheery bubbles fill the air.
Guess Who Students become detectives in this get-acquainted game, in which they uncover the real identity of a fellow classmate. Give each student an index card and ask them to each record four clues about themselves.
At the bottom of their cards, they should sign secret code names, such as Art or Skippy. Gather up the cards and, later on, hand them out randomly. Challenge everyone to find the student who matches the clues on his or her card. In this brain-boosting activity, students move from classmate to classmate asking questions to learn the identity behind the code name.
They must avoid using any of the words on the clue card! Here's a great indoor or outdoor game to get students actively learning about each other! With the students in a circle, ask an open-ended question, such as "Have you ever been to the zoo? Invite one or two students to briefly tell the class about their zoo trips.
When they finish their stories, everyone steps back into the circle. Continue with new questions such as, "Do you have a brother?
As the class becomes familiar with the rules of the game, let the kids take turns asking the questions, and you can join the circle, too. Welcome Bags Use these party favors to send positive messages to students on the first day of school. For each student, fill a resealable plastic bag with the following objects: Hold up the objects one at a time and reveal their hidden meanings.
The Penny Jar Here's a getting-to-know-you activity that really makes "cents"! Fill a small jar with pennies. Pass the container around and invite students to remove as many or as few coins as they wish. Explain that for each penny they take, they must share one piece of information about themselves.
For example, if a student chooses three pennies, she might share, "I have three sisters," "I take karate," and "I am a good builder.
Hats Off to a New Year!On the first day of school I have range of get to know you activities. We sing, “What do you Think my Name is, I Wonder if you Know?” Here is a link to the lyrics.
For the life of me, I could not find a decent recording of this brilliant song on YouTube. Sec -Analyzing Numerical Data Fermi Problems: Estimating Large Numbers Name: Enrico Fermi ( – ) was an Italian physicist that worked in the United States.
He was known for his contributions in creating the first nuclear reactor and his work on the. I could also write about my school experiences in middle school, high school, and college. Other areas I can see myself writing about are my friends, hobbies, and interests. (The teacher should be writing these where students can see them as she talks.
Games add a relaxing element to a back-to-school night, allowing parents to feel comfortable as they get to know the teacher and surroundings. Effective games give the families a glimpse of life at school, from locating specific features to doing a learning activity.
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Do you send something to your new students to fill out as a kind of get to know you activity before school starts? Here is a fun sheet you can send home and students can bring in the first day.
Here is a great back to school craft / math activity / writing activity for your.