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Back to School and Icebreakers
When the bell rings come out facilitating learning!
My Beginning of School pages

My First Days of School page

My Orientation to Your School page

A child comes home from his first day at school. His Mother asks, "Well, what did you learn today?"
    The kid replies, "Not enough. They want me to come back tomorrow."

My seven year old grandson when asked what he wanted for dinner replied: "Feed me knowledge!"


At beginning of school year have students fill out an info sheet so you can see their special abilities, hobbies interests

Survey parents at beginning of school year to see what skills, expertise, help they can provide to get them involved.

Each year I had my students write their learning goals or resolutions for the year on the first day of school. I had them review and update them periodically throughout the school year. (Thanksgiving, 100th Day, New Year's, Valentine's Day...) I kept their resolutions (on paper & online) and returned them at the end of the school year. 

My Goals page

My Resolutions page
First-Day-of-School Icebreakers Help Students and Teachers Warm Up!

Back to School! Icebreakers - Education World

Getting to Know You: Activities for the First Day of School - Ice Breakers Vol. 1 Education World

Getting to Know You: Activities for the First Day of School - Ice Breakers Vol. 3 Education World

Ice Breakers Vol. 5 Education World

Ice Breakers Vol. 6 Education World

Ice Breakers Vol. 7 Education World

Ice Breakers Vol. 8 Education World

Ice Breakers Vol. 9 Education World

Breakers Vol. 10 Education World

Icebreakers, Games, and Fun Group Activities

Index to Group Activities, Games, Exercises & Initiatives

Ice Breakers - The Ultimate Camp Resource

32 Interesting Ways* to Get to Know Your New Class

Remember the Hoop - To Build Staff Communication

Education World: Jelly Bean Personality Test

Photograph by Irving Weiner



Back to School Advice for Principals and Teachers @coolcatteacher

Back-to-School Toolkit for Principals
Back to School Portal @NAESP

A Few Ideas for a Better Organized Year @pernilleripp

5 Questions to Ask Your Students To Start the School Year @gcouros

Back-to-School Resources for Parents | Edutopia

A Back-to-School Checklist for Educators @Vroom6

Back to School Resources @FourOClockFaculty

Free Getting Started Guide

Back-to-School Essentials for Kids of Every Age | Parent Toolkit News

Back to School | 4 O'Clock Faculty

Back to School on Pinterest | Middle School Classroom, Middle School and Student

Back to School Theme Unit - Worksheets and Printables

Back to School Theme - Lesson Plans, Thematic Units, Printables, Worksheets, and More from A to Z Teacher Stuff

Back to School Theme Unit - Printables and Worksheets

The Lesson Plans Page - Back To School Lesson Plans, First Day of School Lesson Plans, Beginning Of School Lesson Plans, Teache

Raising A School's "Welcoming Quotient" by Richard Lakin

New School Year, New Lesson Planning Tools!

Principal Goes Door to Door With Back-to-School Message

Back-to-School: 7 Questions Educators Should Ask

11 Essential EdTech Action Steps for Back to School @coolcatteacher



Going Back to School - KidsHealth

Back to School Activities: Teacher's Corner

Getting Acquainted People Search Bingo

CanTeach Songs & Poems - School, Welcome, Back to School

Back to School Coloring Pages

All About Me Writing - Grade 2

My Back to School Night - Open House page


Lincoln School - My wife's school
Melrose, Massachusetts

Berriman JHS 64 - My 1st school
Brooklyn, New York

Photographs by Cybrary Man