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Fun Activities Get the School Year Off To a Good Start

Whatever your goals for the first days of school, the 13 activities in today’s Education World article will help get the year off to a great start! You’re sure to find a new activity or two to use, adapt, or share.

Creating Class Rules: A Beginning to Creating Community

This activity encourages students to become contributing, consensus-building members of their classrooms.

A Getting-Acquainted Activity Using My Teacher’s Secret Life

Children thrive in an environment where they are active participants in their learning. Working at home with their parents, students draw glimpses of their personal lives on a planning sheet, and use it in the class to create stapleless books about their lives that they then share with their classmates.