What are you most looking forward to about going back to school?
Be ready to learn new things and explore the world around you! Make new friends and reconnect with old ones! Get involved in activities and sports to have fun and stay healthy!
Back to School
Classwork: Assignments given by teachers for students to complete during class. To be completed at home if not finished during class. Classroom Rules: Guidelines established in the classroom to maintain a safe, respectful learning environment. Classroom Participation: Taking an active role in the classroom by answering questions, volunteering to share information, and engaging in classroom discussions.
What's your favorite thing about going back to school?
- Seeing friends
- Learning new things
- Having structure and routine
- Showing off a new wardrobe
The world’s first school was founded in Egypt around 2000 BC. The pencil was invented before the eraser. The longest school in the world is located in India and is over 72 miles long.
Did you know?
Name one classroom rule in just a few words?
Be respectful of others and their property. Raise your hand and wait to be called on to speak. Follow directions and be on time. Be prepared for class. Use appropriate voice level in the classroom.
Respect: Showing consideration and politeness to others. Follow Directions: Following instructions and directions given by the teacher. Be On Time: Being in the classroom and ready to learn when the bell rings.
Classroom rules were first recorded in 1820 in a book by British teacher Johann Pestalozzi. In the 1930s, educational theorist John Dewey argued that classroom rules should be developed by students rather than imposed by teachers. Students in the 1920s were allowed to wear hats in class, as long as the hats were taken off when reciting lessons.
Did you know?
Work together in pairs: What is one way that you can show respect for the classroom rules?
11. Personalised Feedback
Why is it important to follow classroom rules?
Work together in pairs: What are two ways you can show respect for your classmates while in the classroom?
Brain break: Draw a giant banana splitting into two roller-skates
What should you do when the teacher is talking?
- Talk loudly
- Play games
- Listen quietly
What should you do when your friend needs help?
- Laugh at them
- Run away
- Offer assistance
- Ignore them
What are some of the new things you are excited to learn about in 5th grade?
What are some of the challenges you think you will face during the school year?
18. Personalised Feedback
What are some things you are looking forward to when you go back to school?
What do you think will be the most rewarding part of returning to school?
What are some of the goals you have set for yourself this year?