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Back to School and Icebreakers
When the bell rings come out facilitating learning!
My First Days of School page

My Orientation to Your School page

A child comes home from his first day at school. His Mother asks, "Well, what did you learn today?"
    The kid replies, "Not enough. They want me to come back tomorrow."

My seven year old grandson when asked what he wanted for dinner replied: "Feed me knowledge!"


At beginning of school year have students fill out an info sheet so you can see their special abilities, hobbies interests

All About Me! Interest Inventory

Survey parents at beginning of school year to see what skills, expertise, help they can provide to get them involved.

About Me Project - Google Docs

Each year I had my students write their learning goals or resolutions for the year on the first day of school. I had them review and update them periodically throughout the school year. (Thanksgiving, 100th Day, New Year's, Valentine's Day...) I kept their resolutions (on paper & online) and returned them at the end of the school year. 

My Goals page

My Resolutions page
First-Day-of-School Icebreakers Help Students and Teachers Warm Up!

Back to School! Icebreakers - Education World

Getting to Know You: Activities for the First Day of School - Ice Breakers Vol. 1 Education World

Getting to Know You: Activities for the First Day of School - Ice Breakers Vol. 2 Education World

Getting to Know You: Activities for the First Day of School - Ice Breakers Vol. 3 Education World

Ice Breakers Vol. 4 Education World

Ice Breakers Vol. 5 Education World

Ice Breakers Vol. 6 Education World

Ice Breakers Vol. 7 Education World

Ice Breakers Vol. 8 Education World

Ice Breakers Vol. 9 Education World

Breakers Vol. 10 Education World

Mrs. Jackson's Class Website Blog: Breaking the Ice-Back to School Tips

Mapping Your Identity: A Back-to-School Ice Breaker

Icebreakers, Games, and Fun Group Activities

Index to Group Activities, Games, Exercises & Initiatives

Icebreakers | Teaching and Learning in the Digital Age

Free Technology for Teachers: Lots of Free Icebreaker and Team Builder Games

Janet's Abruzzo Edublog: Introductions and Icebreakers

Summarizing Strategies

Education World: Beyond Icebreakers: Building Student Connectedness

Ice Breakers - The Ultimate Camp Resource

Top 5 Ways to Welcome Students Back to School

7 Ways to Increase Parent Participation at Back to School Time - VolunteerSpot

Nine questions I ask my students on the first day of school

10 great activities to break the ice with your students

23 Interesting Ways* to Get to Know Your New Class

29 Back to School Tools for Teachers & Students (all free)

32 Ways to Start the Year Off Right

42 Digital Resources for Students & Parents

50 Best Back-to-School Articles for Parents

Top 100+ Back to School Apps for High School

101 Things For The First Three Weeks

Newsletter Clipart: Back to School

Student Puzzle Pieces! | Product Detail | Scholastic Printables

Remember the Hoop - To Build Staff Communication

Education World: Jelly Bean Personality Test

Photograph by Irving Weiner

Berriman JHS 64
Brooklyn, New York


Back to School
How Educators Connect With Kids On The First Days Of School

Back To School Follow Up-How Do You Have A Great Start To The Year?

You Are A Difference Maker!

The Golden Rule for Back to School

Back to School Resources | EVSC ICATS

It's Back-to-School Time for Administrators, Too

Principal Goes Door to Door With Back-to-School Message

My Back to School Speech - @shareski

My Back to School Night - Open House Page

Kleinspiration: Back to School Tech Gadgets!

How Can I Incorporate Social Media Into Icebreaker Activities?

All Your Back to School Questions Asked and Answered

5 steps to make next year best year yet

7 Classroom Icebreakers Inspired by Social Media

8 Essential Back to School Apps

A Beautiful Beginning: 10+ Tips & Resources for Creating a Safe Classroom Environment

18 Ways Back To School Is Different This Time

18+ Videos Suggested for Back to School Faculty Meetings and other educational audiences

Starting a New School Year: Nine Tips for Collaboration | Edutopia

First Week of School--anything but boring

Back2School – The perfect time to review behaviour management | Why did the Chickenman cross the road?

Raising A School's "Welcoming Quotient" by Richard Lakin

Blogging through the Fourth Dimension: So, let's Get These Students Tech Ready

Education World: Reader's Theater Script: Bus Yard Blues

eFace Today: What's In Your Back to School Letter for Parents? #ptchat

The first six weeks of school for teachers

Back to School: An Evernote Scavenger Hunt

Parent Guide to Make Back to School More Positive and Less Jittery for Kids at Dr. Michele Borba’s Reality Check

Best Books for Teaching About Back to School




Back to School Theme Unit - Worksheets and Printables

Back to School Theme - Lesson Plans, Thematic Units, Printables, Worksheets, and More from A to Z Teacher Stuff

Back to School Theme Unit - Printables and Worksheets

Back to School
Blackwell's Best

Back To School at The Virtual Vine

Back to School - Scholastic

Back To School - Ideas, Lessons, Printables, Plans
Teaching Heart

The Lesson Plans Page - Back To School Lesson Plans, First Day of School Lesson Plans, Beginning Of School Lesson Plans, Teache

Back-to-School Night Presentations

Liar, Liar, Pants on Fire! - A standards-based activity for the first days of school.

Teacher Control Journal

Top Ten Skills for High-School Students – Back2School

A School Year Calendar

Going Back to School - KidsHealth

Back to School Ideas: Supporting a Beginning Reader Theme Units Month to Month H. August Back to School

Back to School Activities: Teacher's Corner

Back to School First Day Checklist for teachers
Back-To-School Book - Enchanted Learning

Getting to Know Each Other Activities

Teaching Tips: The First Day

Back To School Lesson Plans for the First Week

First Day of School Activities

Getting Acquainted People Search Bingo

Crafts - School Crafts - Kaboose

CanTeach Songs & Poems - School, Welcome, Back to School

Back to School Coloring Pages

ProTeacher! Back to school ideas for starting off right on the first day and week of school for elementary classroom teachers i

All About Me Writing - Grade 2

Journal Writing from a Graphic Timeline

First Day of School!

Back2School High School

Back-to-school ESL Ideas

Back-to-School Clipart

First Day of School Activities - Open Court

Education World: Open House: When First Impressions Matter

Lincoln School
Melrose, Massachusetts


Photographs by Cybrary Man