Math About Me: Getting to Know You Through Math
We reintroduce circle maps to our primary grades during the first week of school and then introduce the other 7 basic ones throughout the first quarter. This little craft ties in perfectly and also makes a fun family math night activity.
I have students lay their math about me on their desks then roam the room to find friends who have the same number of siblings, same bedtime and anything else they may have in common.
Back to School Goal Setting
This cuteness looks EXACTLY like the child who made it!
I display these bright and colorful kids all year. During our last week of school I take them down. Before I send them home though, we revisit our goals and celebrate our accomplishments.
During an Olympics year, we make goal setters wearing gold medals!
I hope you’ve found some ideas for your first week of school! If you like them why not share with your teacher friends?
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