First Day Back to School Classroom Community Building Activities Bundle
Do you need some fresh and fun getting-to-know-you activities for back-to-school? New, creative, and engaging activities to use for the first weeks of school! These activities include everything you need. Get to know one another, learn each other's names, and jump-start building your classroom community.
These 12 activities are fun, fresh, and full of engagement! You will receive three downloads:
10 BTS activities
Classroom Memory Games
Stand, Sit, Hands on Hips
✅ get to know one another
✅ share about their likes, interests, and hobbies
✅ learn each other's names
✅ engage in discussions about classroom expectations and values.
What you will find:
12 fresh and fun NO PREP Back to School activities: These activities are perfect for getting to know your students, establishing your classroom expectations, and having fun during those first days (and weeks!) of school
Teacher directions for all activities: Detailed instructions on how to use these activities with your learners virtually or in person!
Everything you need to facilitate the activities (on an interactive whiteboard)
Many of the activities include an interactive digital component for increased engagement
Activities include: getting to know each other, learning names, respect, listening skills, classroom expectations, and more!
I hope you find these activities to fit all of your needs for building community in your classroom this year.
What version will you use? I've included both games in PowerPoint and Google Slides. They are identical regarding what's included but I know people have a personal preference on which they like to use more. You have to use in “edit” mode--which is the opposite of “Slideshow” in PPT or “Present” in Google Slides.
OPTIONAL: In PowerPoint, you can hide the slide sorter on the right side and close the menu bar at the top to allow for maximum gameboard views. In Google Slides, there are two options for toggling the slide panel so you have more screen space. There is an extension you can download or a button you can add to your Bookmarks Bar. This is totally optional and comes down to personal preference. 🙂
Here's what Educators are saying about these activities:
"I initially purchased this to use during distance learning and it was one of the students favorite activities. I have found it just as helpful to use during in person learning. I have purchased every month and use them all the time. You won't be sorry you purchased this!" - 1st grade teacher
"I've used this resource now for both virtual and in-person learning! This came with really great building activities that helped us kick off our year to a great start!" - 4th grade teacher
Best resource I have EVER bought! Teachers in upper grades always made comments about students struggling with their facts, so I was determined to find a way to help with that. This resource makes knowing math facts fun and students love to achieve their goals! Would recommend this to EVERYONE!
What an amazing resource! I love that students have a checklist and some ideas to help them with writing. My favorite part is the space included for teacher notes. I can jump right in while they're working on their writing and leave feedback. I am recommending this product to all of my second grade teacher friends.