Textbook Scavenger Hunt:
This is a great activity to use during the first days of
school, or anytime, and can be used with any textbook. Have your students
search for various items in the Table of Contents, Index, Glossary,
Chapter & Section Headings, and whatever other important items your
text contains. Give prizes to fastest, last, etc. Go over answers and
explain what each part of the text is used for. Activity should run 20
minutes to 1/2 hour total.
Seating Charts: Welcome
students and parents to "OUR" School. Welcome students to YOUR
classroom. First day: If you use seating charts, put
yours on the overhead or whiteboard.
That way, you're free to greet students at the door, yet students can find
their seat quickly. If their name is not on the overhead, they're in the
Time Capsule: First Day/Last
Day: Time Capsule: Bring boxes of envelopes (opening day set up for
closing day activity.) Have students answer a list of "time
capsule" questions on a piece of paper on the first day of school.
Direct them to write their name on the outside of a envelope, place their
list into their envelope, and seal it. Collect all envelopes, and put them
away in a box marked TIME CAPSULE. On the last day of school, pull out the
TIME CAPSULE box and distribute the envelopes to their creators.
Lesson Idea using 9-11
to School Games
Best - Back to School
to Write a Syllabus
Back to School Templates
back to school template (JC Schools, with movement)
to School (template)
variety of free Jeopardy templates
Day Ideas (Eric Carle)
Bulletin Board Ideas