The first week of school can be a daunting time. Not only are you getting a brand new group of students that you need to get to know, you are dealing with paperwork, classroom organization and management issues, AND your specials usually haven't started yet. This means that getting into a routine can be T.O.U.G.H. I have five activities that can help make that time a little bit easier.
I remember a few years ago I was teaching second grade. A friend on mine came in carrying AR cards (this was when the school was in full AR mode) and mentioned she was going to laminate them. I remember asking her, "Why? Don't you already have them?" It was, like, the last week of
Help everyone get to know each other in your classroom! This is a set of Google Slides in the style of a flipbook. When students click on the tabs on the right sides, it takes them directly to that slide. Students will love completing these and adding their own personal style. This is perfect for beginning of the school year and getting to know you activities.