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The Literacy Dive Podcast

Aug 2, 2021

Whether you are a first-year or veteran teacher, you know how incredibly important it is to build community at the beginning of the school year. You also know how stressful this time of year can be. Exciting? Yes. But still stressful! You have so much to do, yet you also want to focus on making your students feel welcome and valued. This is the prime time to really set the tone for the upcoming year!


Between organizing school supplies and establishing rules and routines, there is no time for activities that require hours of preparation. Over the years, I have collected several effective, simple, and FUN getting-to-know-you activities that can be used on the fly with little to no prep. Better yet, they can all be used for in person or virtual teaching! Send me a message on Instagram @theliteracydive and let me know which activity is your favorite!


In this episode I share:

-6 engaging “getting to know you” activities to use anytime of year

-How to manage each activity with ease

-My experiences using these back-to-school activities

-Why the beginning of the year isn’t the only time to have students get to know each other




Resources Mentioned:

-FREEBIE - "This or That" & "Would You Rather" Slides

-FREEBIE - All About Me Share Bag Labels

-Episode 41, Small Group Must-Haves


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