Never stress about the first day of school again!
50 Activities for the First Day of School is a collection of activities teachers can use on the first day of school or anytime they need an icebreaker or team building activity. While aimed at the English language classroom, the book is useful to any teacher.
The first day of school is the most important and the busiest. It’s also the hardest because you don’t know your students yet. You don’t know what they like and what their interests are. Heck, you don’t even know their names! And yet, it’s your job to walk into a room full of strangers and turn it into a community. You need to set the rules and convey your expectations. You need to find out their needs and expectations. You need to start building a class community. You need to learn their names!
With 50 Activities for the First Day of School, you can walk in to any classroom and start off right foot with no preparation. These fun and engaging activities will help you learn students’ names, build rapport, assess their knowledge, introduce language, and establish the class rules.
Your students will walk away having had a fun first class and you will walk away ready to tackle the rest of the term. All of these activities are all classroom-tested and teacher-approved. And all are presented with clear instructions and ideas to adapt or vary the activities to your students, your teaching style and your classroom.