The beginning of the school year is a challenging time. We are trying to welcome our students into a new classroom, calm their fears and establish routines (oh yeah, and teach). It also seems to be a time of a lot of classroom interruptions. I feel like my phone is always ringing or there is always a knocking on the door. Perfect time for students to act out and talk!
One thing I teach my students right from the get-go, is to find something to do if I get interrupted. Usually they get out a book to read. However, at the beginning of the year I haven't quite introduced the library yet. So, what to do?
I created an activity packet for back to school time. The students will keep this in their "Work" folder. I'll introduce it to them, but only give them a few minutes to work on it. I then instruct them to get it out if there is an interruption.
There are 7 different activities and 3 writing prompts for the students to work on.
Now for your freebie! A Back to School Word Search!
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