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"I know a word" You can begin this skills game by saying, "I know a word that starts with the same sound you hear at the beginning of butterfly." Students will raise their hands, and you choose one ...


Student Activities in Class

1. Name Tent or Name tag Have students fold a piece of cardstock or paper in half and write their names (or preferred nicknames) on one side. These name tents or name tags can be displayed on each st...


Who’s in Our Room Word Search

Arrival on the very first day of school is different than any other day of the year. It normally takes about 20 minutes for my whole class to assemble due to late buses, parents who needed just a few ...


D-icebreakers

Divide students into groups of 4–6 students and give each group one die and a copy of the D-icebreakers printable. (To save paper, display the sheet on the interactive whiteboard.) Students take turns...


Skit-tell Us About Yourself

With students seated in a circle, I pass around a bag of Skittles, telling each student to pick two. Once everyone has their candies, I turn around the Skit-tell us About Yourself board.Going around t...


Autograph Scavenger Hunt

Pass out the scavenger hunt sheet and watch the students swing into action as they try to find a different classmate for each box. This activity gets loud (in a good way!) as students go from one to a...


Beach Ball Introductions

Students sit in a circle and toss a ball to a classmate in the circle. Students share information about themselves using the sentence stems their left and right pointer fingers are closest to. To prep...


Back to School "Survival" Bags

Each year I make treat bags for my students to give to them on the first day of school. This activity helps students understand that the classroom they have been assigned to for the next year is a war...


Silent Line-Up

This is a good icebreaker at the start of class, or just when the kids need a break. I tell my students that I want them to line up by the day of their birth, in chronological order from January 1 to ...


What Do We Have in Common? Card Towers

I found this activity last summer and it was a big hit on the second day of school! Students were broken randomly into groups of four. Each group was given a stack of index cards and a challenge: Buil...


Card tower icebreaker

The Name Game There are so many variations of this classic game! The version I play with my third graders involves everyone sitting in a circle and the first person to go says their first and last nam...


Literature, Libraries and Spoken Word

• Six-word story contest • Book debates with local authors (Canada Reads style) • Human library – check out people instead of books! Events can be themed i.e, cultural workers, local history makers,...


All Activity

use Do-A-Dot makers to stamp over the first letters of their names. (pictured at top) Rainbow Names: This one is simple, just write the names in large print on a large sheet of paper and have them tr...

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