If you are tired of your usual back to school poster or writing assignment, then check out this craft activity. Engage them from day one with this craft activity where students make a 'mini-me' and fill in a book cover about themselves!
When I began teaching in the States I dreaded ‘Meet and Greet’ night. I had never experienced it in the UK and wasn’t sure what to expect. That first night was a mess. I appeared disorganized and spent too long with some parents and barely met others. Some people went home with important paperwork, others didn’t. I couldn’t put any names to faces and I worried that parents thought I was incompetent. (Full disclosure: I probably was). But what doesn’t break you makes you stronger, and by Year 2 I had upped my game and knew a little more about what I needed to do. If you are about to…