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The @DavidGeurin Blog: 5 Challenges to Your Best School Year Ever
The @DavidGeurin Blog: 5 Challenges to Your Best School Year Everhttp://www.davidgeurin.com/2016/08/5-challenges-to-your-best-school-year.html As the new school year is just around the corner, it’s a great chance to commit to making learning more effective and meaningful – Read this before your first lesson to make the whole year a success
 

Warm-up

Welcome Back to School! - Animated Digital Card - YouTube
Welcome Back to School! – Animated Digital Card – YouTubehttps://youtu.be/dH3Fsx7zEJUShare this Back to School animation with your friends and loved ones! Funny starter welcoming you back to school (yr 1-4)
 
Kid Snippets: "Back to School" (Imagined by Kids) - YouTube
Kid Snippets: “Back to School” (Imagined by Kids) – YouTubehttps://youtu.be/ryeDfr5RnWEAdults act to child voices. Funny if the students know the body parts (yr 3-5)
 
Back to School - The Most Wonderful Time of the Year (PARODY) - YouTube
Back to School – The Most Wonderful Time of the Year (PARODY) – YouTubehttps://youtu.be/PynHF1uOq-kThis song is dedicated to all the teachers, parents and students. (yr 4-6)
 

Songs and Rhymes

School song. Learn English with teachkidsenglish.com - YouTube
School song. Learn English with teachkidsenglish.com – YouTubehttps://youtu.be/D1zf1mnFK_4?list=RDLZBcYaxK-wUSimple fun song to learn the English words for school objects, (yr 1-2)
 
This Is The Way We Go To School | School Songs | Songs for Kids | The Kiboomers - YouTube
This Is The Way We Go To School | School Songs | Songs for Kids | The Kiboomers – YouTubehttps://youtu.be/fsIb5L0_pGYThe Kiboomers! This Is The Way We Go To School! School song for kids. (yr 2-4)
 
Whose Child is This?
Whose Child is This?http://www.dltk-kids.com/school/poem-schoolpoem.htmA short poem to learn by heart (yr 2-4)                                         …
 
Children's Song- Back to School - YouTube
Children’s Song- Back to School – YouTubehttps://youtu.be/LZBcYaxK-wUBack to School I’m going back. You’re going back. We’re going back, back to school. (yr 3-5)
 
The Rules of the Classroom (song for kids about the 6 rules of the classroom) - YouTube
The Rules of the Classroom (song for kids about the 6 rules of the classroom) – YouTubehttps://youtu.be/uWXPCP8t00M?list=RDLZBcYaxK-wUTHE RULES OF THE CLASSROOM A song for kids about the 6 rules of the classroom (yr 4-6)
 

School Vocabulary

Classroom objects - English vocabulary lessons - YouTube
Classroom objects – English vocabulary lessons – YouTubehttps://youtu.be/pchHogD_mhE?list=RDLZBcYaxK-wULearn English vocabulary: classroom vocabulary flashcard presentation. (yr 1-2)
 
Busy Teacher's Cafe - A K-6 site for busy teachers like you!
Busy Teacher’s Cafe – A K-6 site for busy teachers like you!http://www.busyteacherscafe.com/index.htmlNeed flashcards, file folder games, themed printables, and more? (yr 2-3)
 
CLASSROOM INSTRUCTIONS AND RULES - YouTube
CLASSROOM INSTRUCTIONS AND RULES – YouTubehttps://youtu.be/MaKGqYs-yhQ?list=RDLZBcYaxK-wUyou will learn classroom instructions and rules; starts a playlist of similar songs (yr 2-3)
 
Learn School Vocabulary: Phrases 1 - School Vocabulary - ELF Kids Videos - YouTube
Learn School Vocabulary: Phrases 1 – School Vocabulary – ELF Kids Videos – YouTubehttps://youtu.be/SIlQid2J7aE?list=RDLZBcYaxK-wUHello! This is elf learning with my school phrases; starts a playlist (yr 2-4)
 

Getting to know

What's your name? - YouTube
What’s your name? – YouTubehttps://youtu.be/Uv1JkBL5728?list=RDLZBcYaxK-wUA simple song to practice saying your name, starts a playlist with several simple songs (yr 1-2)
 
You, Me, Left, Right - Ultimate Camp Resource
You, Me, Left, Right – Ultimate Camp Resourcehttp://www.ultimatecampresource.com/site/camp-activity/you-me-left-right.htmlA game to learn each other’s names. (yr 3-4) If the students do not know their lefts and rights (yr 1-4), play Name Line
 
Getting To Know You
Getting To Know Youhttp://www.activityvillage.co.uk/getting-to-know-youThis is an excellent game to play when you have a group of children who don’t know each other well (yr 5-6) You need something to toss; e.g. a ball. If you have nothing to toss play High-5
 
Find Someone Who
Find Someone Whohttps://webenglish.se/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/Find-someone-in-our-class.pdfHave the students walk around talking English and then discuss each question: “Who found somebody who…?” You may want to take the idea and compile your own questions (yr 5-6)
 
About Me
About Mehttps://americanenglish.state.gov/files/ae/resource_files/about_me_0.pdfA board game to print out, laminate and play with dice
 

Self-Esteem Activities

All About Me Printable Book | A to Z Teacher Stuff Printable Pages and Worksheetshttp://printables.atozteacherstuff.com/420/all-about-me-printable-book/is a 12-page material you can plan the first weeks (yr 2-3) with from AtoZTeacherStuff.com
All About Me
This is Me 3-4
This is Me 3-4https://webenglish.se/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/This-is-Me-3-4.pdfA worksheet to fill in and talk about. (yr 3-4)                          …
This is Me 3-4
I Am Special - Song - YouTube
I Am Special – Song – YouTubehttps://youtu.be/eH0zIh-vJSAA great song for building self-esteem. This clip is only for the teacher to learn how to teach the song.
 
I Am Special Book
I Am Special Bookhttp://alphabet-soup.net/me/specialbook.htmlAccess to Alphabet Soup is free to all who come and enjoy! A copiable booklet for the students to write and draw in  (yr 3-4)
 
Back to School: 3 Question Activities to Connect Students | Edutopia
Back to School: 3 Question Activities to Connect Students | Edutopiahttp://www.edutopia.org/blog/back-to-school-question-activities-students-maurice-elias?utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=post&utm_campaign=blog-back-to-school-question-activites-linkEdutopia blogger Maurice Elias describes three classroom activities for team and trust building with students. (yr 5-6)
 
This is Me
This is Me 5-6https://webenglish.se/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/This-is-Me-5-6.pdfA worksheet to fill in and talk about (yr 5-6)                                              …
 
Sesame Street: "I Am Special" with Grover - YouTube
Sesame Street: “I Am Special” with Grover – YouTube (3:02)https://youtu.be/Gms-Yk7mzv4Grover is excited to realize he’s one of a kind. Spoken Word with Grover from Sesame Street  (yr 5-6)
 
I Am Me! (A Poem for Preschoolers) - YouTube
I Am Me! (A Poem) – YouTubehttps://youtu.be/KZsEr1fhgWYInspire your children to celebrate their differences and appreciate what makes them unique. (yr 5-6)
 
Fun Back-to-School Lesson: Invite Students to Show Their Expertise - WeAreTeachers
Fun Back-to-School Lesson: Invite Students to Show Their Expertise – WeAreTeachershttp://www.weareteachers.com/community/blogs/weareteachersblog/blog-wat/2014/08/05/fun-back-to-school-lesson-invite-students-to-show-their-expertiseIf you’re planning your back-to-school lessons, consider inviting students to share how they are experts on a chosen topic. (yr 5-6) 
 

Learning to Learn 5-6

You Can Learn Anything - YouTube
You Can Learn Anything – YouTube ( 1.5 min)https://youtu.be/JC82Il2cjqAKhan Academy is on a mission to unlock the world’s potential. Most people think their intelligence is fixed. The science says it’s not.
 
Why Do I Study English
Why Do I Study Englishhttps://webenglish.se/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/Why-do-I-study-English-5-7.pdfA questionnaire for students to reflect and have a discussion on
 
Willie and Wilma
Willie and Wilmahttps://webenglish.se/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/Willie-Wilma.pdfLet the students first fill in their preferences. Have them move in the classroom between two points; Willie and Wilma, according to their preferences as the teacher reads aloud one pair of characteristics at a time.
 
English Syllabus
English Syllabushttps://webenglish.se/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/hand_syllabus.pdfDiscuss the goals with this simple and concrete picture.
 

Writing

(New Students) Write a story about yourself and how do you like to study English. What do you want the teacher to know? Title: My Story.

More Materials

8 Ways to Make the First Days of School Extra Special for Your Students - WeAreTeachers
8 Ways to Make the First Days of School Extra Special for Your Students – WeAreTeachershttp://www.weareteachers.com/blogs/post/2015/08/20/8-ways-to-make-the-first-days-of-school-extra-special-for-your-students?utm_content=1471557332&utm_medium=social&utm_source=multipleThe first days of school are often filled with jitters. Here are some ways to have a little fun in your classroom, and make your new students a little more at ease.
 
Quote Coloring Pages - Doodle Art Alley
Quote Coloring Pages – Doodle Art Alleyhttp://www.doodle-art-alley.com/all-quotes-coloring-pages.htmlInspiring citations for the students to choose, colour, discuss, write about and hang on the wall. Thank you for the tip, #mellanstadiebloggen
 

Digital Materials

wizer.me
wizer.mehttps://app.wizer.me/preview/W2E95Pwizer.me free interactive blended worksheet – Back to school by teacher Hadas Ashkenazi
 

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