First Week Activities

Op Art Lesson with Student Samples

I use this lesson on the first day of school to explain perspective, talk about a growth mindset, and give all students a chance to work in the arts. Moreover, students return to this technique throughout the school year.

Saving Sam team building activity and introduction to cooperative learning.

Getting to Know You” from AIMS with integrated math work.

How to Make a Corner BookmarkImportant to keep classroom libraries in good repair. 

Sleepover Text to introduce reading procedures Screen Shot 2017-07-19 at 6.18.05 PM

I use the Sleepover text to introduce my reading procedures and to explain how to annotate a text. You can find the annotation resources at