TeachersFirst's First Day of School Icebreakers
No matter what level you teach, establishing rapport with a new group of students is key to knowing how to help them learn. Here is a list of reviewed resources that offer a chance for you and your students to get to know one another.
Grades5 to 9
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Grades4 to 9
In the ClassroomThis is a great math exercise for the first day of school (you might want to bring in a real penny for each student). Use your interactive whiteboard or projector and make this fun lesson a whole class project. Have students decide which side they want to be on ($1,000,000 or penny doubled) and let the fun begin! Check out the teacher's notes page for additional ideas. Extend some of the activities by using a spreadsheet program to show an easy way to do the calculations for middle school students on computers.
GradesK to 8
In the ClassroomHand these booklets out at back to school night, open house, or conferences. Encourage parents to become involved supportively.
Grades1 to 2
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