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7 Great Activities for the First Day of School

7 Great Activities for the First Day of School
New Year Resolutions Involve students in the creation of a set of classroom new year resolutions to guide you through the coming months. Work together to brainstorm resolutions, and write them on a sheet of chart paper. If necessary, reword them in a positive manner (such as "walk" rather than "don't run"). These may be resolutions for behavioral expectations (take turns) or class goals (learn our times tables). Each student can write one of the resolutions from the list on a paper bubble cutout. Guess Who Students become detectives in this get-acquainted game, in which they uncover the real identity of a fellow classmate. Switch! Here's a great indoor or outdoor game to get students actively learning about each other! Welcome Bags Use these party favors to send positive messages to students on the first day of school. The Penny Jar Here's a getting-to-know-you activity that really makes "cents"! Hats Off to a New Year! Create a Time Capsule

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Can wildlife adapt to climate change? - Erin Eastwood In the face of today’s climate change, why won’t evolution be the answer for much of our planet’s biodiversity? The reason has to do with the rate of mutation for new traits. All the species in this lesson already had advantageous traits in their “evolutionary arsenal” to deal with climate change. As their environment changed, they relied on their existing genetic makeup for adaptation. However, for species that don’t already have these options, it often takes hundreds if not thousands of years for something totally new to crop up in their genomes.

Newspaper Vocabulary A collection of useful vocabulary for newspapers. These words can be used for talking or writing about newspapers. There is also an audio for each section to help you improve your pronunciation. This topic can come in all parts of the IELTS speaking test, writing task 2 and also listening and reading. It’s well worth learning this useful newspaper vocabulary. Types of Newspapers Grades K-1: First-Day Projects Just Like Home 3 ways to ease first-day jitters To create a soothing environment, play soft music as your students arrive. Choose a piece that is significant to you to give students an idea of who you are. Begin the day with a good book. Splat the Cat, by Rob Scotton, is the story of a cat who is incredibly worried about his first day of school.

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