February 13, As wordsmiths, many of us rejoice in a single fact every day: Writing is not math.
Back to School Resource Page First Day Hunt To familiarize students with the school and personnel, I take students on a hunt for a certain goodie cookies, watermelon, etc. Before school begins I hide the goodie somewhere on campus and write out clue cards. On the first day of kindergarten we read the clues which take us around the school, into the office, the library, restrooms, playground, etc.
As we read the clues we look for the goodie in all the places. The last clue leads us to the goodie. After the students find the treat they get to eat it. We also then create a map of the school and create a book about our hunt.
Distribute a small piece of paper to each student for them to write at least one thing they think they cannot do academically. Or bury it away somewhere in your school or classroom to pull out at the end of the year. This is an old book that none of the children have ever read, so the story is always a surprise to them.
Walter is very lazy and never pays attention in school. He ends up getting lost, and meets three frogs.
He tries to teach the frogs what he knows, but soon realizes that he only knows the wrong answers since he did not pay attention in class. He goes back home, returns to school, and becomes a good student himself, so he can come back and teach the frogs correctly.
They add things about themselves, including their birthdays and their favorite things to do. The posters are then displayed on the wall in the classroom. 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 ask them to make it as beautiful as possible as it will be very important to them throughout the year. I cut a poster up and give each student a piece of the puzzle. Be sure to put a dot in one of the corners so that you know which side is up. The students put their name on it and decorate it.
Then as a class we put the puzzle together on a bulletin board. This is great for problem solving and cooperative learning.
Every year the kids love it. Cheryl Pauly Common Threads Materials:After this fun activity, not only does the teacher have a clear view of each new student’s name, but the student can also see their name in print and can use it to copy from, match letters, count letters to compare with classmates, etc.
Darlene L., K-1st. Student Survey ~ Interest Inventory ~ I love that this is a way for me to learn about the kids and for them to get writing in on the first day ; plan a new student orientation, play new student Jenga, and create a new student banner. Find this Pin and more on Guidance by MN BS.
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