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hilkiah 06-14-2016 06:26 AM

First Week of School
I'm looking for some new ideas for the first week of school.

BMc 06-14-2016 07:19 PM

Just trying to get this year done :)
We still have 10 days left with students so I am totally on a different page. Are you done your school year already?
One thing I do like to do the last week of school is have my current students write a letter to next year's class giving advice on how to have a successful year in Mrs. ________ class. I leave the letter on the new students' desks on the first day of school. It's a fun activity at both ends of the school year.

ConnieWI 06-15-2016 03:51 AM

A Thought
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"Me in a Bag" (see attachment)

I usually send the bag home at Open House, which in my school is held two nights before school begins.

ConnieWI 06-15-2016 03:55 AM

Another Thought
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"Numbers in Our Lives" (see attachment for an example)

Once students finish their rough draft, I type them and run back-to-back. Everyone completes one student's sheet each day. Then the student to whom the sheet belongs stands in front of the class and gives the correct answers.

This is a great math activity...and also helps me realize who may have number sense challenges!!

ConnieWI 06-15-2016 04:01 AM

One More...
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This list has some great ideas you might not have tried. I love to do the Me/We activity (last one on the list).

You have to think about the Me/We activity a little. If you make the pattern correctly, the word "Me" can be flipped so it says "We."

Theejacksons 07-20-2016 09:59 AM

Newbie to Fourth Grade this year...big transition.
Excited and scared.
SO Grateful to have found this site and more importantly, this particular thread....Thanks for the First Week of School ideas....Wow!

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