First week of school activities and ideas for 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade teachers

First Week of School Activities and Ice Breakers for Upper Elementary

If you Google “What are the best first week of school activities,” you’ll get a plethora of answers.  But who better to get activity ideas and tips from them actual 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade teachers? I asked almost 400 teachers what their favorite first week of school activities and ice breakers were. The answers were amazing!  Teachers gave first …

Use this All About Me Bag Activity with a free printable as a fun way to get to know students the first days of school

All About Me Bag Activity Ideas and Instructions

One of the main priorities for those first days of schools is to get to know your students, and for your students to get to know each other.  Letting your upper elementary students create and share an “All About Me Bag” is a cheap, low prep way to do this.What is an “All About Me Bag?”An “All About Me Bag” …