Great back to school writing activity for the first day! After reading the book, "First Day Jitters", students write about how they felt on the first day of school using emojis!

first day jitters emoji writing activity for back to school

Everyone gets nervous on their first day of school. Have your students share their feelings about coming back to school with this fun emoji writing.

Read & Find - First Day of School Printable Giving students an easy independent activity to start as soon as they arrive on the first day of school is a great way to calm their nerves. It also allows you to focus on greeting new students and getting supplies organized and put away. Here is a great first day of school printable that students can begin working on right away! Visit my blog to read about it and get the free download! 3-5 back to school First Day of School k-1 PK-2 reading

Read & Find - First Day of School Printable

Today I am brining you the perfect combination of back to school ice-breakers and games for those first days of school!    Back to school is a crazy time and we all want to hit the ground running. There are routines and procedures to teach and we are ready to get to them the second those kids walk in the door. Building community and getting to know

Get to Know You Games for the First Weeks of School

Today I am brining you the perfect combination of backto school ice-breakers and games for those first days of school! Back toschool is a crazy time and we all want to hit the ground running. There areroutines and procedures to teach and we are read

Back to school All About Me Bag - This is something that I did last year at the beginning of the school year.  The kids loved it and it's a fun way to get to know each other so I am going to do it again!  Simply give the kids a brown paper bag on the first day of school, have them bring it back the next day with four things in it that they can use to tell the class about themselves.

All About Me Bag--good to hand out at Open House before school starts so kids can bring their bags to share on the first day!

Back to School - First Day of School - Freebie

Can keep and put in the end of year book, can add pictures to it Back to School - First Day of School - Freebie

The Kissing Hand is a classic book for many kindergarten classrooms on the first day of school. Here are 27 Kissing Hand freebies, activities and videos.

27 Fresh Kissing Hand Freebies and Teaching Resources

How to create a retell literacy center in kindergarten. Plus a list of 20 famous stories and retell props (with printables) to complete this center.

This is the perfect back to school activity. On the first day of school, or even during the first week of school, have fun getting your students to know each other. This is an escape room game with a twist on the "Find Someone Who" game. This is a breakout game where the principal has been abducted by aliens, and the students must rescue him or her! Great for kids in third, fourth, fifth, or sixth grade. Need a fun escape room game for your class the first day of school? This is it!

Back to School Escape Room Cracking the Classroom Code™ Getting to Know You Game

This is the perfect back to school activity. On the first day of school, or even during the first week of school, have fun getting your students to know each other. This is an escape room game with a twist on the "Find Someone Who" game. This is a breakou

You CAN set a calm, positive, hard-working classroom tone right away--like literally, in the first ten minutes of the first day of school! Come read how. (The Thinker Builder)

Setting the Tone in the First 10 Minutes of the First Day of School

The first day of school is full of so many things: anticipation, wide-eyes, school supplies, new faces, maybe a few butterflies. And I& notorious for trying to get too much done on the first day.

First day of first grade What do I do on the first day of First Grade? Whether its our first or fifteenth time, we ask ourselves this question every year! After many years of tweaking my own first day plans, I have put together this easy-to-use pack of detailed, realistic lesson plans and activities that are suitable for the first day of First Grade wherever you teach.

First Day of First Grade | First Day of School

First day of kindergarten! It& the first day of school! Whether it& our first or fifteenth time teaching kindergarten, we ask ourselves this question every year! After many years of tweaking my own first day plans, I have put together

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