Icebreakers

Girls laying in grass  Getting students to feel at ease in a new classroom usually takes a bit of time and work. The icebreakers below can be adapted to different age groups and curriculum areas; they'll help your students get to know each other and you! Develop classroom community with our icebreaker games and interview activities -- perfect for new teachers and back to school. These resources encourage friendships and will help students and teachers learn names.

Acquaint Your Class

Icebreaker Games

Interview Activities

 

Icebreakers for Substitute Teachers

Related Resources

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Highlights

Summer
Summer is here! While most of your students will be on break from school for a few months, you can still engage their minds this summer. Try our summer reading suggestions, math and science worksheets, and cross-curricular resource packets to prepare kids for what the next school year will bring!

June Calendar of Events
June is full of events that you can incorporate into your standard curriculum. Our Educators' Calendar outlines activities for each event, including: Eric Carle's Birthday (June 25, 1929) and Paul Bunyan Day (June 28). Plus, celebrate Dairy Month, Immigrant Heritage Month, Inventors Month, and LGBT Pride Month all June long!

Videos
Interested in using different types of media in your classroom? We have a growing collection of videos, with related activities, for holidays and events, including: slavery & the Civil War, American History, U.S. Presidents, handwashing awareness, the Common Core, women's history, the American Revolution, and the environment. Enjoy!

Coding & Computer Science
Introduce your students to basic coding and computer science! Our Top 5 Free Coding Tools for Kids, Top 5 Free Coding Tools for Teens, and Hour of Code resources make a great introduction to the computer science skills all students will benefit from.