The first day of school is met with excitement as students reconnect with old friends, share about their summer and look ahead to another year. As teachers, we work hard to make that first day a positive experience for our students. And we want to keep that excitement and engagement going as we head into those first weeks of school and beyond.
What activities make the first day of school different and innovative so that kids want to come back on day two and three and four? And how do we infuse technology, creativity, and hands-on activities into our lessons?
In a recent back to school themed #Ditchbook chat, we asked the community to share their ideas, activities, and icebreakers for those first few weeks of school and beyond.
Participants shared ideas like:
Check them out in the summary of this week’s chat below! Also be sure to check out our back to school Pinterest page filled with ideas from the #Ditchbook community.
Having trouble? Still unclear on how a Twitter chat works? Feel free to tweet to these #DitchBook ambassadors and they’ll help — Karly Moura @karlymoura, Sean Fahey @seanjfahey, Sandy Otto @sandyrotto, Rachel Marker @rachelmarker, Evan Mosier @emosier3, Mandi Tolen @TTmomTT, Craig Klement @craigklement, Tara Martin @taramartinedu, Krista Harmsworth @zonie71, Anne Kamper @annekamper, Rayna Freedman @rlfreedm, Lance McClard @drmcclard, Stephanie DeMichele @sdemichele or David Platt @herrplatt!
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