first week of school Archives - Elementary Education

The All About Me Theme Upgrade Your Classroom Needs

It’s no surprise that ‘all about me’ is a common theme when our classroom doors open up. After all, a fresh new school year means meeting new peers–which lends itself to a lot of icebreakers, getting to know you activities, and the standard “all about me” activities. It’s all fun,…

8 Excellent Back to School Books for Relatable Classroom Read-Alouds

Are you looking for back to school books to help your first grader prepare for the new school year? Look no further! In this blog post, we will share our picks for the best back-to-school books for first graders. From picture books to chapter books, we have something for everyone.…

The Getting to Know You Game That All Kids Will Love

Think back to when you were a kid–it’s back-to-school season and the new class lists are posted. You spend the night before school mentally reviewing the names–who would be your friend? Who would you sit next to? Would there be a fun getting to know you game or a lame…

THE Back to School List for Teachers: 100+ Steps to a Better Year

Back-to-school time is one of my favorites, albeit the most stressful time of the year as a teacher. So much of it stems from nostalgia–the smell of freshly sharpened pencils, hallway floors waxed so nicely you can see your reflection in them, and most of all: the first week of…