Pinterest Thursday-First Day of School Activities

27 Aug

We have quite a few traditions for the first day of school.

We always watch this video called “Don’t Give Up’ by Bruno Mars and the Sesame Street gang.

Sesame Street: Bruno Mars sings Don't Give Up.  This is adorable =)

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We also watch Do Unto Otters by Laurie Keller, and read some back-to-school books. Some of our favorites are Pout Pout Fish Goes to School,
Stand Tall, Molly Lou Melon, Look Out Kindergarten Here I Come, The Giving Tree, and Morris Goes to School. I usually find a few more in our stash, or from the library and we read a few a day for the first week.

We take back to school pictures in the same spot every year, so I can see how much they have grown. I got a letter board for Christmas last year, so this year I added that into the group picture.

I also find some type of “All About Me” page from Pinterest or Teachers Pay Teachers. Here is the one we used this year.

Space Themed All About Me Back to School Activities {Google Classroom Able}

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I also look for some type of fun activity. This year I found a Back-to-School Mad Libs. We had a bunch of fun with it.

Have your new students practice their basic parts of speech with a Back to School Mad Libs activity! Appropriate for 2nd-5th grade, students can work alone or with a partner to show their knowledge of nouns, verbs and adjectives in a fun and silly Mad Libs story. Great for 2nd-5th grades; My 4th...

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And, we do some type of art project. You can see more details about our art project in last Thursday’s post.

Cassie Stephens: Origami Ocean Collage!

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We try to take it pretty easy the first few days of school, and having some traditions we always do helps ease us into the new school year.

Even when we don’t quite feel ready to say goodbye to summer, after the first few days of our routine, we get back into the groove pretty fast. 🙂

One Response to “Pinterest Thursday-First Day of School Activities”


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