Classroom Activities: First Day of School Icebreakers
Curriculum Development; Back-to-School Experiences; Back to School; First Day of School; New Teacher Resources
These four fun activities will help everyone break the ice and create a sense of community from the beginning of school.
Curriculum Development; Alphabet Recognition; Phonemic Awareness; Phonics; Reading Fluency
These free resources will help you use phonics to promote reading success.
Literature; Reading Comprehension; Vocabulary; Writing; Maps and Globes
Use these lesson plans to provide students with a strong foundation for reading, writing, and using nonfiction.
Curriculum Development; Literature; Reading Comprehension; Reading Assessment; Literary Devices
Graphic organizers help students construct meaning. Your students can visualize how ideas fit together with these reproducibles.
Reading; Literary Response; Teacher Tips and Strategies
Harry Potter–themed skill-building classroom activities, such as homemade trading cards, a Hogwarts yearbook, and more.
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Try some of these getting-to-know-you activities, from new school year resolutions to welcome bags and more.
Students reflect on their values for the class and the community in a classroom constitution.
This lesson plan introduces your class to the genre of biographical writing. Students read biographies and identify their attributes, then write an autobiographical piece and create a poster.
Ms. Frizzle's kids discover that they share their city with wild critters. Your kids take a wildlife field trip of your neighborhood to discover what lives there in this Magic School Bus activity.
What a difference friction makes! When Ms. Frizzle's kids get off the Bus into the world of non-friction, they can't even walk. Your students can work in small groups to find how movement changes when there is more, and less, friction.
Ms. Frizzle's class uses a fantastical machine to see inside the human body. Your students can explore bones and joints by comparing their own hands and arms with a chicken wing.
Welcome autumn into the classroom with these apple-themed art projects, leaf decorations, and personalized nameplates.
Students get to know themselves and their classmates by filling in the blanks to create mini-biographies.
Engage your new students in sharing about themselves, their families, and their summer vacations through a variety of learning activities.
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