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Favorite First Day Activity....
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What is your favorite activity to do to begin a new year with a new class of third graders? 😃


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Friendship Fruit Salad
Old 08-01-2015, 06:05 PM
 
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I usually do this activity at the end of our first week together. It is a fun way to celebrate our beginning. It also teaches a lesson.
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Thank you...
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I really like this idea. A creative way to teach an important lesson!!!
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My favorite on the 1st day is to read the Chrysanthemum picture book. I give each child a big heart cut from bulletin board paper. I tell them to crumple it a little every time someone makes fun of Chrysanthemum in the story. Then I tell them to flatten it back out when someone says something kind to her. Then when the story is over, they write, "When you speak, think and be smart. It's hard to fix a wrinkled heart." on their heart. It leads to a great discussion about our words.

1956, do you use plain yogurt or vanilla? How much?
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Save Fred
Old 08-01-2015, 06:23 PM
 
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This is a fun exploration and team building activity.


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No yogurt anymore
Old 08-01-2015, 06:31 PM
 
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I have had at least one child each year for the past few who did not eat dairy so I just do fruit now. I used to use one tub of cool whip!
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LOVE the Friendship Salad!
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THANKS!!! I've never heard of this but I definitely plan on using it in my class!! Thanks for sharing!!!
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LOVE Chrysanthemum
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LOVE this idea!!! I have the book, going to dig it out of my class library!!!
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First day activity
Old 08-02-2015, 06:03 AM
 
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I always read the book First Day Jitters. Afterward, we enjoy "jitter juice", which is kool-aid. I have also used flavored water as well. We talk about the book and then verbally compare themselves to the teacher. They are surprised that teachers get nervous too! There is a poem called Jitter Juice that I use with it.
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"Me In A Bag"
Old 08-04-2015, 01:07 PM
 
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I attach this note to the paper lunch bag (two notes per sheet of paper...cut paper in half), but also model how it should look when returned with my own bag.

The kids love this activity. I do five or so bags per day...all different times of the day...as a filler for those minutes right before a special, assembly, recess, or lunch.

Once used and child's name is guessed, the bag is immediately returned to its owner to go home.


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School Poetry-Reader's Theater
Old 08-04-2015, 01:13 PM
 
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This activity gets kids working together. They practice several times over the first two days. Then the kids present a few each day.
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Getting to Know Us
Old 08-04-2015, 01:14 PM
 
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You will probably want to change some of the descriptors.
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Word Hunt
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Class Survey
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Give the first page to the students...one to each student. Have them highlight only one answer per question. Collect the papers.

Use the second page to tabulate the answers. You only need one copy of this page.

Using a pocket chart, put one question at the top, numbers up the sides, and answers along the bottom. Then place cards in the pockets with the tabulated answers. Make a new chart each day or every other day during the first and second week of school.

If you choose not to collect the papers and tabulate the answers, you can still make the chart with the question at the top, numbers up the side, and answers along the bottom. Then students can place a card in the correct column by looking at what they highlighted. I suggest collecting the papers. After three days, they will be lost or misplaced.

Have students discuss the chart. Model how to write about the chart on your board, overhead, etc. Make a learning chart of sentence beginnings that work for this activity. After several days, have students write about the chart...partners or individually.

Example: My class was surveyed on their favorite breakfast food. I predicted scrambled eggs would have the most students, but it didn't. French toast and scrambled eggs had the same total of five students. No one in my class liked boiled eggs. Waffles had six more students liking them than fried eggs.

If you choose, you can write other questions...maybe one each week. Students can write about it with a partner or independently, discuss it as a whole class, discuss it with a friend, etc.

You can make the chart on paper/cardstock (or a student can do this) that can be posted in the hallway with the words "Getting to Know Us." It makes a great display. Students could choose their favorite writing for display also.
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Glyphs
Old 08-04-2015, 01:33 PM
 
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Google "Back to School Glyphs." Kids love to do these.

Look for a backpack glyph, schoolbus glyph, etc. You can always change the questions if they do not reflect what you want to know.

Along with your display, post this explanation of a glyph.
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These are wonderful!!!
Old 08-04-2015, 04:18 PM
 
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Thank you for sharing!!!
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