Wordle Activity..have children create people that look like themselves with construction paper then use wordle during computer center time to create a wordle using their name and adjectives that they think describe them then hang around the classroom!
Great Christmas idea
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Inside My Head: an activity for kids
first day activity...I love this because you get to know the kids and they get to have a say into your teaching style!
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Neat Idea using swim noodles
Snowball Fight...kids write 3 things about themselves on a sheet of white paper. They do not write their names on the paper. Wad it up and on your command, have a "snowball" (or baseball) fight. At the end of 1 minute, each student grabs the nearest snowball and tries to guess who wrote it. Would be great at the beginning of the year!