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First Day of School

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The 1st day of school can be a traumatic one for both students and teachers alike. The tranquil, balmy, slow-paced days of summer are replaced by days filled with rigid deadlines, new friends and teachers, and tricky classroom assignments.

An often-tricky task for educators is creating first day of school activities that break the ice in a classroom and get the students acclimated with one another. Another goal of such activities is making your students feel welcome, and establishing a decent rapport with them.

There are Many 1st Day of School Activities

1st day of school activities for older kids can include the Things in Common, a Bingo Scavenger Hunt, or Alphabetize Me. First day of school activities for kindergarten children can include the Name Game and Meeting Your Match. TeachHUB.com is a vast resource of classroom activities like the ones mentioned above, plus many more, often associated with an approaching holiday.

After those activities are completed, it may be time for a quiet, informal assessment of your class’ knowledge. Some simple first day of school worksheets might do the trick in figuring out where your class is in terms of knowledge.kids in class playing games

Indeed, going back to school can seem daunting for schoolteachers, but with a resource like the FREE TeachHUB.com, the first day can be a little less stressful.

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First Day of School Resources

 

For more back to school information, check out the following TeachHUB.com articles, all written by teachers for teachers: