We have created resources to go along with some of our favorite getting to know you activities. Each activity can be donwloaded separately by clicking on the bold title before the description.
Watch Me Grow Booklet As students enter the room on the first day of school, it is always helpful to have an activity that will keep students engaged as you welcome new students, meet parents and collect supplies. This booklet is perfect! The booklet is designed to be started on the first day of school and completed on the last. It will be a great memory for students to have to keep.
Math About Me Perfect for your first math class! Help students see how math is a part of their everyday lives with this page. Students will fill in a variety of numbers that tell about themselves. Includes age, height and phone number. There are eight boxes for students to fill out. Makes a great display!
T-Shirt Activity Students design their t-shirts to tell classmates more about themselves. A good idea is to enlarge this page when you copy so that students have a bigger t-shirt on which to draw. These are great to display on a “clothesline” with clothespins at an open house or Back to School night so parents can learn more about their child’s classmates.
Family Coat of Arms Family Coat of Arms in Spanish Send this home as a family project. Families create their own coat of arms to help you learn about what is important to them. Print on an 8 1/2 x 11 sheet of paper or enlarge on the copier if you would like the design bigger.
First Day News As parents, we know that children return from that first day of school with no details on what happened! As teachers we know that the first day was filled with activity. To help children share the events of the day with their parents, we have created this first day newsletter. As you are packing up students on that first day, have them fill in what they did. Parents will thank you later!
Birthday Graphing Activity Take a classroom survey on birthdays and complete this graph. It is a great getting to know you activity that also helps you record student birthdays!
Classroom Treasure Hunt – Laminate and cut apart our treasure cards. Then, tape them in the given locations in your classroom. Using their treasure hunt sheet, students search for the treasure and record the hidden words. When students are finished with the hunt, group kids in small teams. Give each team a set of treasure cards. The students work together to unscramble the words and form a complete sentence. When students complete their task, give each student a treasure! Use our treasure pencil toppers as a small reward. Print, hole punch and attach to a pencil.