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Back to School and Icebreakers
When the bell rings come out facilitating learning!
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

All About Me! Interest Inventory

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

About Me Project - Google Docs

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!

Icebreakers that Rock

Back to School To-Do List #2: Plan Epic Icebreakers - @Catlin_Tucker

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

Education World: Beyond Icebreakers: Building Student Connectedness

Ice Breakers - The Ultimate Camp Resource

Top 5 Ways to Welcome Students Back to School

10 great activities to break the ice with your students

29 Back to School Tools for Teachers & Students (all free)

32 Ways to Start the Year Off Right

36 Interesting Ways* to Get to Know Your New Class

42 Digital Resources for Students & Parents

55 Best Back-to-School Articles for Parents

Top 100+ Back to School Apps for High School

101 Things For The First Three Weeks

Remember the Hoop - To Build Staff Communication

Education World: Jelly Bean Personality Test

Photograph by Irving Weiner

Berriman JHS 64
Brooklyn, New York


Back to School Advice for Principals and Teachers @coolcatteacher

A Few Ideas for a Better Organized Year @pernilleripp

Back-to-School Resources for Parents | Edutopia

A Back-to-School Checklist for Educators @Vroom6

Back to School Resources @FourOClockFaculty

Free Getting Started Guide

Do It Now! Tips To Get Ready For Back-To-School | Organized Home

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

Back to School | 4 O'Clock Faculty

#BacktoSchool Tips for Students to Keep in Mind When Using Social Media @InnovativeEdu

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

Back to School
Blackwell's Best

Back To School at The Virtual Vine

Back To School - Ideas, Lessons, Printables, Plans
Teaching Heart

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!

You Are A Difference Maker!

Back to School: An Evernote Scavenger Hunt

It's Back-to-School Time for Administrators, Too

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

My Back to School Speech - @shareski

How Can I Incorporate Social Media Into Icebreaker Activities?

All Your Back to School Questions Asked and Answered

5 steps to make next year best year yet

Back-to-School: 7 Questions Educators Should Ask

7 Classroom Icebreakers Inspired by Social Media

8 Essential Back to School Apps

Starting a New School Year: Nine Tips for Collaboration | Edutopia

A Beautiful Beginning: 10+ Tips & Resources for Creating a Safe Classroom Environment

11 Essential EdTech Action Steps for Back to School @coolcatteacher

18+ Videos Suggested for Back to School Faculty Meetings and other educational audiences

First Week of School--anything but boring

Education World: Reader's Theater Script: Bus Yard Blues




A School Year Calendar

Going Back to School - KidsHealth

Back to School Ideas: Supporting a Beginning Reader Theme Units Month to Month H. August Back to School

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

ProTeacher! Back to school ideas for starting off right on the first day and week of school for elementary classroom teachers i

All About Me Writing - Grade 2

Journal Writing from a Graphic Timeline

Back-to-school ESL Ideas

Back-to-School Clipart

My Orientation to Your School Page

My Back to School Night - Open House Page


Lincoln School
Melrose, Massachusetts


Photographs by Cybrary Man