Friday, July 22, 2011

New Year Approaching....

July 22, 2011 ~ As a new year approaches (in about 20 days for teachers), I often ponder on what I can do to create a community in my classroom. What to do as ice-breakers and beginning of the year activities that either are "new" (at least to me and the students) and unique to get their attention and stir their internal motivation. I have done some research and come up with some resources.

These are just a few links to hopefully spark some creativity. Please share if you have any thoughts or ideas that have proved useful in your classroom!

Beginning of the year activities:
10 Great Classroom Icebreakers
Interesting Ways to get to know your new Class

Back-To-School Activities

Back-to-School Activities from Mathwire (for my math friends)
Kathy Schrock's Guide for Educators Back to School


Classroom setup ideas:
Pictures of my classroom