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New Year, new class Getting to know you display. Each child completes their piece, then they all fit together - of course, any tessellating shape could be used.

Also includes blank puzzle pieces. New Year, new class Getting to know you display. Each child completes their piece, then they all fit together - of course, any tessellating shape could be used.

Fun and easy activity for back-to-school: use a beach ball to get to know your new class! Blog post by Jessica Lawler @ Joy in the Journey

Fun and Easy Get-to-Know-You Game!

Fun and easy activity for back-to-school: use a beach ball to get to know your new class! [Or write jokes all over it]

Find Someone Who... A great resource to use as an ice breaker; ideal for a new tutor group. This encourages students to get up and about communicating with others to extract information and find things in common, breaking the ice and begin bonding with one another! TES Teaching Resources

A great resource to use as an ice breaker; ideal for a new tutor group. This encourages students to get up and about communicating with others to extract information and find things in common, breaking the ice and begin bonding with one another!

Every student (i.e. all of us) should see this picture. A beautiful way of portraying the Growth Mindset.

Sylvia Duckworth on

In this world of instant gratification and quick judgment social media let us remember --- Success iceberg by Sylvia Duckworth

What about this for a 'new class' art display? Each child is given a square with 1/4 of a circle. They could then decorate it in a way that defines them/tells you something about them. Then simply ...

What about this for a ‘new class’ art display? Each child is given a square with of a circle. They could then decorate it in a way that defines them& you something about them.

New year display! Write hopes on balloons. 'We've got high expectations!'

oh the places you'll go- 4 different colored symmetrical balloons & string & silly pic of kid on construction paper-great for Dr Seuss week

Lots of ideas for activities to settle students into a new class in the first day or week

Collated from various threads on the TES forums, this booklet gives 50 suggestions for activities to do when meeting your new class either on a transition day, or for the first day of term.

Autobiography island - fabulous idea for children to introduce themselves to the class at the start of a new year.

Autobiography Island - Shake up how you get to know your students. could be a good way to introduce a mini lesson/assesment on map skills. I could use this in writing, but instead of creating a heart map, they can create this!

Engage children creatively with this easy to use pdf download Instagram style, 'tech' mobile phone/tablet 'All About Me' first week back, art and writing activity. Children can learn more about themselves and their peers and teachers can get to know more about their new classroom individuals in an imaginative way.This activity invites students to cut out and make their own fold out booklet style art-phone, and then to complete the image making on the front cover and the written elements…

All About Me Back to School 'Art Phone' creative art & writing activity

These 7 lessons and activities to make the start of school memorable for kids are the perfect way to welcome a new class of students! Use these during back to school time and during the first week. Gift ideas, classroom management tips, and ways to build community are included!

These 7 lessons and activities to make the start of school memorable for kids are the perfect way to welcome a new class of students! Use these during back to school time and during the first week. Gift ideas, classroom management tips, and ways to build community are included!

New class - welcoming :-)

Back to School Bash

Beginning of the school year art project!- photo only- could be hung in the hallway or make it your classroom door decoration

Miss Klohn's Classroom: Wonderful

Today was absolutely wonderful. Maybe it was due to the fact that I did not have the nerves of a first year teacher, or possibly just becau.