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Animal Introductions
Back to school fun! This tip from Ms. Uhlman can help students - and you - get to know each other.
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Before the School Year
As you know, the first several days of school can be daunting. Read about how Ms. Means gets parents, students, and even administrators ready for school before the year even starts!
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Biography Poems
An icebreaker and a poetry unit all in one! Read about Ms. Deininger's creative way to make the most of the first day of school.
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Can Do Challenge
Reverse your students’ “Can’t Do” attitude with the Can Do Challenge. This fun icebreaker helps establish a positive, aspirational tone for the rest of the year.
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Can We Talk?
Ms. Parson’s students interview each other on the first day of school. Her unique twist on a familiar assignment illustrates a great way to of pairing students together and produces creative decorations for her bulletin board.
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Family Maps
Ms. Shogren puts her students on the map! Read about how she breaks the ice at the start of school by marking where her students traveled during the summer or where their family members live on a large map.
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First Week in Kindergarten
The first week of school, I give my students a gingerbread man nametag to wear. The nametag corresponds to the bulletin board outside my classroom door. This enables the students to easily find their ...
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Five Games To Learn Students’ Names
Searching for ways to learn students' names while having fun with the whole class? These five educators have got you covered!
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Five Ideas for Reaching ELL Students
Here are some ideas for working with English Language Learner students: 1) Get all of the picture dictionaries you can get your hands on, Richard Scarry books are especially good. Does he know any Eng...
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Foreign Langauge Ice-Breakers
I think that the ice-breaker activity is a good one for the beginning of the year, but also any other time as well. Divide a piece of paper into as many squares as you want - probably at least 12 - 16...
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