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Re: [teacherartexchange] Fun first week of school ideas


From: Melissa Speelman (lucylomax_at_TeacherArtExchange)
Date: Thu Aug 06 2009 - 14:22:44 PDT

I wanted add that I did a variation on the same theme last year . . .

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From: "Melissa Speelman" <>
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Subject: [teacherartexchange] Fun first week of school ideas

> Hello all,
> Each year I like to do a studio activity with students on the first day
> instead of going over rules and regulations like every other teacher in
> the
> building (I teach 7th and 8th grade). I try to find something that helps
> me
> to get to know each student better- through the actual assignment and also
> because I am able to interact with students while they are working on the
> project. Here's an example of something I've done in the past . . .
> Each student creates
> tagboard flip flop with a personal collage- more details on my blog.
> These
> only take a couple of days and are always a hit at open house.
> I'm wondering if any of you have other first week activity ideas to share.
> I'm looking for something new once again.
> Thanks in advance!
> Melissa
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