Students write three things about themselves on a piece of paper. Create a Time Capsule Have students create a sample of their current work -- for example, have students take a pre-test, write a paragraph or even video tape them reading aloud or speaking in a foreign language.
Tell students they have three minutes to complete their first assignment: After the students find the treat they get to eat it.
They really brighten up the room and look great for Open House! I believe students are more interested in school when they have a hand in their own learning. I tell them they received their very first in my class if they answered all of the questions correctly!
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Then as a class we put the puzzle together on a bulletin board. After a few minutes, have students put their pencils down and ask them to share different words that they wrote. Have each student fill in the answers for ALL questions beside number 1.
The questions might include Where was I born? The last line is a question: After the students sit and I take roll, I ask them to take out a sheet of paper and a pen or pencil for their first test of the school year.
After about 20 minutes, I stop the discussion and invite each group to share its responses. Write a famous quote by Martin Luther King Jr. Is this a controversial issue? Each square on this card contains a question. Or bury it away somewhere in your school or classroom to pull out at the end of the year.
Then the kids design the math facts in a colorful, interesting presentation. They break up their puzzles and place the pieces in a brown paper bag with a question mark on the front.
They can ask only questions that I can answer with either yes or no. The Math About Me information might include birthday, address numbers, phone number, sports number, favorite number, number of pets, number of people in the family, etc. I then tell them that the toothpaste is like words we speak.
Jennifer, Grade 1 Picture portfolio Take a digital picture of each student on the first day of school. I choose an item in the room, and students have to guess what it is. Drucilla, Grade 3 Bookmarks When the children arrive on the first day of school I have a bookmark waiting for them on their desks.
I take a digital picture of it and use them in a PowerPoint. Each group has a travel size tube of toothpaste. Then we talk about repecting one another and our classroom rules. I review paragraph writing and instruct them to write a paragraph following the same format as the book about themselves.
Wait for all students to finish. Then hand out blank puzzles which can be found in craft stores -- cheap!Welcome to St. Mark’s Episcopal Day School, an independent elementary school for children age one through grade six. First Grade Writing Activities. By the time students reach the first grade, many are eager to learn how to use letters to form more words.
With the first grade writing activities prepared by kaleiseminari.com below, students will be able to create poetry, a family cookbook, and even a birth certificate for their favorite stuffed animal.
First Day Name Puzzle. On the first day of school, I like to make a name puzzle with my students. I take a large piece of poster board, and mark out lines that can be cut into pieces. Make sure that the puzzle will have enough pieces for each student to have one.
We all gather on the floor to write our name on the blank side of the poster board. I couldn’t agree more with Karen’s 5 mistakes to avoid at the beginning of the school year.
I always felt for example that The Kissing Hand, although an adorable story was way too long to read on the first day of school and even on the first week.
Hello Amelon Bulldogs and Families, Welcome to the school year! I am honored to continue to serve Amelon in the Assistant Principal role and look forward to continuing my work with Mr.
Sales, as well as the rest of our staff, in our efforts to do whatever it takes to advance the achievement of all students in our school. You never get a second chance to make a first impression especially in the classroom. This resource is filled with activities to get your school year off to the best possible start.
With a student survey, teacher interview activity, writing prompt, and icebreakers, you'll be able to keep your.Download