Three fantastic icebreakers that get kids talking and start building relationships from the first day of school!

Icebreakers that Rock

Too many icebreakers require students to take massive social risks with people they barely know. Or they don't really help students get to know each other. Or they are just plain cheesy. Here are three that are actually good. Great if you teach in a speci

The bell rings and the students come pouring in to the first day of school. Excitement and a bit of chaos fill the air as well as some nervous anticipation – not just from the students but al…

What NOT to Do the First Day of School

The first day of school sets the tone for the whole year. Here's 10 things you DON'T want to do. Great back-to-school advice for teacheres

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

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 g

Back to School Board Games FREEBIE is a collection of 3 printable Back to School Board Game by Games 4 Learning. Perfect as 'getting to know you' games for the first days of school!

BAck to school activities: Icebreakers: Back to School Board Games: FREEBIE is a collection of 3 printable Back to School Board Games by Games 4 Learning. Perfect as 'getting to know you' games for the few first days of school!

I have been doing this on the first day for the past few years and it is ALWAYS A HIT!

Back To School ideas: "Jitter Juice" to go along with the story "First Day Jitters". Original pinner said: "I have been doing this on the first day for the past few years and it is ALWAYS A HIT!

Have your children make this cute First Day of School flip book to help them remember their very first day! When completed, this fun book will include a page about them, their teacher, their school, their classmates, and their favorite part of the day! I have included cover pages for Kindergarten, First Grade, and Second Grade.

First Day of School Flip Book

Sports Themed First Day of School Activities

Sports Themed First Day of School Activities

RACE TO 100! {A 100 days of school freebie}

"Race to was created as a 100 days of school activity, but could really be used any time of year! Students roll a dice and move that many spaces. The first one to reach 100 wins! Happy day of school!

What to realistically plan on the first day of kindergarten!  Great article for teachers to plan the first day of school.

What To Plan on The First Day of Kindergarten

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