ICE BREAKERS :
pages - Diaporamas / Photos - Listening - Interactive activities - Activities
to print - Games
to print -
Lesson plans - Poems - Scavenger
Hunts - Songs - Cartoons - Videos
Resource pages :
- Fabulous First-Day Ideas
"Primary- and intermediate-level teachers offer suggestions for first-day-of-school lesson planning"
Top 5 Ways to Get to Know Your Students (scholastic.com)
"The following ideas include some original icebreakers and community-building activities that double as assessment opportunities, skill-building lessons, or projects that result in a unique, inspiring classroom decoration..."
Britons 'spend six months talking about weather'
"Weather was the most common subject to break the ice when addressing strangers or even at business meetings, according to the report...
"I think it's a part of our national psyche"...
"We are a fairly reserved sort of people and talking about the weather is an easy, non-confrontational way of breaking the ice." "
Resource Page (Teacher Planet) :
|- First Day Activities
- Lesson Plans & Worksheets
- Forms and Checklists
- Back to School Resources
- New Teacher Resources
- Tips and Ideas
- Classroom Management
- Back to School Clipart and Posters
- Other Useful Sites
"Introduces and provides fluency practice for character adjectives.
This is a good ice-breaker lesson for first classes.
Lower-intermediate/ Intermediate levels."
Diaporamas / Photos : (The Substitute)
Interactive activities :
Activities TO PRINT :
Matching - "Match each definition with a word."
- ex : "A place where books are kept for people to borrow" = ...
Choice Vocabulary - "Select the definition
that most nearly defines the given word." (EdHelper)
Games TO PRINT :
Lesson plans :
of the Week - a lesson plan
"A colorful and creative way to help your young students learn
the days of the week."
One or two packs of playing cards and the questions sheet.
To get the student used to answering general questions at a level that
resembles normal speech.
To give the students conversational confidence."
- A lesson : Self
Portrait with Favorite Things :
"Brainstorm and record favorite things of your students on
a board or chart paper.
You can include things like, favorite superhero, book, sport, movie,
fruit, game, musician, artist, animal and so on..."
Introductions - a lesson plan (teachervision.fen)
- Students will know you better.
- Students will be welcomed to your class and given an idea of what
they will be doing during the year.
- Students share some personal information about themselves orally.
- Students will learn about each others' interests and families.
Scavenger Hunts :
- Back-to-School Scavenger Hunt - (enchantedlearning)
"In this activitiy, each student fill out a personal questionnaire,
then they all go on a scavenger hunt looking for information
about each other."
Brainpop : Back-to-school page
with an interactive quiz, lesson plans, graphic organizers and an animated movie.
Suggested activity for the beginning of the year by Paola SANCHEZ (Mexico) :
"The first day of class, I show my students the following video to raise awareness in them about the importance of education
in the 21st century world :
After they watch the video, they have to tell me five facts they considered as the most interesting...
The language is very simple and has lots of visual support."