Going back to school might be a little jarring for kids especially after a summer full of playful activities ( at the beach ) and plenty of rest.Though not equally the same , but some teachers find it hard to get back to the rigid schedules of school. Bedtimes change during weekdays, morning routines get busier and earlier, and extracurricular activities start up again.
To help teachers and parents make a smooth transition from the fun and carefree summer schedule to a more rigid school time, Educational Technology and Mobile Learning has outsourced the topic and came up with some great resources for you. These are basically activities, games, lesson plans, tips, ideas, printables, links and many other resources which can all help you start your new school in the best way possible.
Check out the links below and share with us your suggestions :
Internet4Classroom provides some great resources to get you a great start to the new school year. These resources include : classroom forms, bulletin boards, classroom management tips, and many more.
2- Teaching Heart Back to School Stop
Here in Teaching Heart Back to School Stop you will find free printables, lessons, lists of great back to school books, resources, and ideas.
3- Lesson Plan Page
This website provides some very good lesson plans, tools, and ideas for you to start your school year. It also features some awesome articles on the topic.
4- Activity Village
Activity Villlage has a Back to School page where you can find tips, tricks, printables and ideas that you can use to make sure everything goes smoothly for the new school year.
5- A to Z Teacher Stuff
A to Z Teacher Stuff offers back to school activities, ideas, lesson plans, printables and everything else you might need in order to create a welcoming environment and successful first day of school.
6- Scholastic Teachers
This section in Scholastic features some great free back to school printables, classroom management reproducibles, student worksheets, and activities that will help you get organized for school year.
7- Education World
Education World has several back to school resources such as ; Icebreakers ( activities for the first day of school ), Back to school technology activities ( get kids excited for school ), Back to School Archive ( useful articles on everything from preparing for the first day to dealing with homework woes )
8- Pro Teacher Directory
This is an awesome community of elementary school teachers where they share many activities and ideas about first day of school.
9- Icebreakers, Warmups, Energizers, and Deinhibitizers
This is a page packed full of games, icebreakers, activities, and other resources for the first day of school.
10- Icebreakers and Energizers
Kims Korner 4 Teachers Talk provide many activities for the first day at school. These activities work almost for any age group.
11- Shelly Terrell
Shelly has created an awesome slideshow entitled 10+ Getting to Know You Activities for Teens and Adults. Check it out
This website features a great article written by Cheri Lucas entitled " Going Back to School: 10 Tips to Motivate Kids ". Check it out ( There is an annoying ad that pops up at you )
13- PLN Network
Here is another great article that provides links to 8 first day of school activities.
Paula Naugle has written a post entitled " 12 Tips for Getting Ready for the School Year " check it out to learn more.
Here is an article from Edutopia that features nine tips for collaboration for starting a new school year.
Check out Marie Hartwell article labelled " Starting a New School Year Following A Summer of Change "