Teachers Pay Teachers is having a Back to School Sale August 4-5th! So, we’ve rounded up some of our best Back to School Products.
Tara, Science in the City
Intro/ First Day Activity- Find Someone Who: This is a great first day activity. It is a chance for your students to get to know each other, and you a bit, and you to watch them interact. It is easily adapted to many different grade levels. They have to find someone who has each of the characteristics in the boxes. They have to record the other person’s name in the box. Then (depending on time), they can choose one box to share with the class.
I modify these each year to discuss things that will come up during the year, or are related to class topics, and therefore it gives a platform to talk about what the class is about too.
This document is in a .doc format so that you can modify it to fit your needs in your class.
Kimberly, OC Beach Teacher:
Back to School Tips, Freebies and Lesson Links:Enjoy this back to school freebie as you “high five” a new school year. I’ve provided ten tips from my successful years of teaching in the secondary English classroom. Additionally, I’ve included several back to school handouts to help you start the year off right. These include a plan book template, student information sheet, and icebreaker activity. You will also find links to helpful lessons from my store.Whether you’re a beginning teacher or an experienced teacher looking for new ideas, I hope that you will benefit from this free product. Good luck on your return to school!
Jackie, Room 213:
Wanted Poster: A fun project for students. They can be wanted for good or bad reasons (like best artists or worst singer.) A different sort of “get to know you” project. Also includes a version that works with a literary character.
Lauralee,The Language Arts Classroom:
‘My Favorite’ Back to School Writing Activity: This is a great Back To School activity where students write about their “favorites.” Students get to choose what they write about, as long as they are writing about their favorite something, such as food, book, restaurant, sport, color, etc. Narrowing the topic to a “favorite” but allowing the students to choose the favorite perfectly balances the need for structure and personalization.
I normally complete a booklet with students to introduce myself and build the classroom spirit.
Classroom Memes: Going over boring classroom rules, procedures, and expectations? Insert some humor into your lesson with this hilarious teacher memes! Grab your students attention right away!
Michelle Brosseau, Mrs. Brosseau’s Binder:
Academic Conversations Bundle: Kids are so shy at the start of the year! Get them talking (on task) with the Academic Conversations bundle. The posters, place-mats and flip-book provide response starters and questioning prompts for your students. They’ll be able to build better relationships and conversation skills from Day One!
Book of the Month: Independent Reading for Middle School: This “Book of the Month” system is a great way to immediately start reading routines in your school year; simple logs and charts track progress for you and the students to give some guidance without killing a book from too much work. (I also have a high school version of this product!)
Check back Sunday to see the All Year resources we’ve rounded up!