First day of school activities 2nd grade

Make the first day of school memorable for your 2nd grade students with fun and interactive activities. Explore top ideas to help them get excited about the new school year and foster a positive learning environment.
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Two weeks from the day that I am writing this blog post, I will be heading back to school. I’ve spent a decent amount of time this summer getting my room set up, and I felt good about walking away for a while after a few days of setting up. But now, my brain has turned to: What in the world are the

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Jenna Matlock
Pre K, Bulletin Boards, Reading, First Week Of School Ideas, First Day Of School Activities, First Day In First Grade, First Day Of School, First Day First Grade, 1st Day Of School

The first days back are the most exciting and yet overwhelming days of the year! Empty bulletin boards, a new audience for all your favorite read alouds and of course, all the crafts and activities you've pinned on your "back-to-school" Pinterest board all summer. In full disclosure, I was victim to trying to do it all on the first day but the reality is- you can't! Last year I attempted to try a new back to school method- less is more. I tried slowing down and staying simple with my lesson…

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Krissa Stack
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Wise teachers know this saying to be true - "You only get one first day of school." Luckily, we've sourced some of the best first day of school activities from experienced and enthusiastic teachers across

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Marquita Jones
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After 12 years in 2nd grade, I've engineered my first day of school plans into a well-oiled machine. And I'm going to share those plans with you today! Whether you're a seasoned veteran or a brand-new teacher, I hope you find something here to support you on your back-to-school journey.

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Robin Schilling
We read Chrysanthemum at the beginning of each school year. Not only is the topic a good one for talking about healthy and respectful classroom communities, but because her name is sooo long, the story lends itself well to fun name activities on the first day of school. In this post, I share an activity that's perfect for 2nd grade children who have experience collecting and graphing data (math skills they likely learned the year before) and a differentiated version for new firsties. Come see! Ideas, Reading, First Grade, Second Grade, Beginning Of Year, First Grade Teachers, Teaching First Grade, Teaching Resources, Back To School Activities

We read Chrysanthemum at the beginning of each school year. Not only is the topic a good one for talking about healthy and respectful classroom communities, but because her name is sooo long, the story lends itself well to fun name activities on the first day of school. In this post, I share an activity that's perfect for 2nd grade children who have experience collecting and graphing data (math skills they likely learned the year before) and a differentiated version for new firsties. Come…

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Sarah Ngo
Pre K, First Grade, All About Me, Beginning Of School, 2nd Grade Classroom, First Grade Classroom, Elementary, Beginning Of The School Year, Back To School Art

Ahhhhhhhhhh!!!!! I know - it's a scary thought reality!!!! I'm sorry to even say the words......Back to School. But let's be honest. It's not that far away now, and closer for some than for others. So let's start thinking about how we can prepare. I don't know about you, but I have been stalking Target, Hobby Lobby and a few other places all summer long looking for the best deals and the cutest little bins, buckets, and supplies. Why, oh why, do we teachers spend so much dang money on our…

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Amy Tong