Best Year Ever: Back to School Resource Roundup Blog Feature

By: Margo Ensz on August 28th, 2014

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Best Year Ever: Back to School Resource Roundup

Grade Level: Primary (PK-2) | Grade Level: Secondary (7-12) | Grade Level: Intermediate (3-6) | Featured Topics: Lessons and Activities

Well folks, it's almost Labor Day weekend, which means the start of the school year is a) days away or b) already underway! If you're still looking for a few activities and resources to fill out the next couple weeks, don't fret! We have compiled some of our favorites. Enjoy, and best of luck with the new school year!

Classroom Management & Get to Know You Activities

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Figure Me Out! Beginning of the Year Math

A great way to get students talking about themselves while getting back into the habit of daily math exercises, this activity can be altered for any grade level and can be spread over the span of a week. 

 

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Engage students with meaningful questions about the upcoming school year by posting questions on large posters then letting them fill in their own answers. This will hopefully spark discussion and help define classroom management techniquest. 

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Go over classroom procedures, rules, and expectations with fun and memorable memes. Create your own or use these for inspiration! Works great for older students.

Beach Ball Activity

Get students moving and answering questions with this fun beach ball game! Change up the questions, add another ball, have fun!

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Switch Sides If...

This game is perfect for a big group - a version of the "this or that" game, ask students questions abo   ut themselves and let them see what they have in common with their classmates! 

Setting Goals in the Classroom

Give students individual goal setting responsibility by having them write their goal for the year, then create a community of goals by posting them! 

7 Easy Icebreakers You Can do With Post-It Notes

Hidden Treasure, Two Truths and a Lie, Where Are you From?, A Matched Set, All-Star Class. Check out these quick and easy icebreakers - all you need are Post-Its. 

Tips & Resources

How to Build Classroom Community the First Day of School

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Must-Have Back to School iPad Apps