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First Day Fuzzies and Frenzies

Are you tired of using the same icebreaking activities to get to know your students? Looking for new ways to break the ice and make your students feel comfortable on the first day of school? This collection provides new (and seasoned) teachers with tips and tricks that have been vetted for their effectiveness in creating a community-driven environment. Get your students up, moving, and getting to know one another! Check it out.
A Collection By Ambar Paulino
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First Day Fuzzies and Frenzies
  • Ambar Paulino says:
    This is a great article for teachers who are tired of using the traditional ice breaking activities. This article outlines the ‘cons’ of most icebreakers and lists three icebreakers that the authoring teacher has implemented in his/her classroom that have worked.
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    Ambar Paulino says:
    Classic “find someone who…” game tailored for children. This simple activity prompts students to talk with classmates to figure out if they are the right fit for the categories listed on the activity sheet. Great community building exercise.
  • Ambar Paulino says:
    Great resource for early childhood teachers preparing for a new school year. If you are interested in organizing and getting to know your students better consider using these printable as inspiration to create your own. The original post is linked to a paid resource— photo copies are attached to the blog and are easily accessible.
  • Ambar Paulino says:
    “How do you like to learn” is a checklist that teachers can hand out during the first day of class. Excellent resource for educators who want to make learning experience comfortable for all learners. Checklist helps differentiate learning preferences.
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    7 First Day of School Activities Students Love

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    Ambar Paulino says:
    7 first day of school activities teachers can use to get to know his/her students better. Tips are separated into different goals and include: getting to know students, introducing subjects.
  • Ambar Paulino says:
    How can I make my classroom comfortable learning space for new students? Consider using any of these icebreakers as engaging activities for the first days of school. I’ve used many of these in the past and can be adapted to any learning level, ESL learning environment, etc.
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BloomBoard Asks:How do you prepare your young learners for their first day of school? What games do you recommend using as ice-breaking activities?