Icebreaker Activity for the First Day of School

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How do teachers start their workday on the first day of school? It’s always nice to greet kids at the door with an icebreaker handout and a friendly smile! Here’s the icebreaker handout I use in my classroom on the first day of school:

Handout with graphic organizer boxes and text questions like "what do you already know about (left blank for teacher to fill in)"

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I photocopy the top portion to the back of the bottom portion, filling in the blank area on the bottom section with “this class,” so it reads, “What do you already know about this class? What do you think you know about this class but you’re not sure? Now write three questions you still have about this class.”

But this exit-and-entrance slip handout can be filled out so many different ways to help teachers of every subject make a quick assessment of what their students already know and what they still need to learn.

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