{ "media_type": "text", "post_content": "Science Middle school teachers;\nWhat does day 1 of school look like in your classroom? Icebreaker examples welcome!", "post_id": "5cb3400c2b90e0001ba82ac4", "reply_count": 2, "vote_count": 2, "bowl_id": "5c751b9f2f6b98001bc666f8", "bowl_name": "Teachers", "feed_type": "crowd" }

Science Middle school teachers; What does day 1 of school look like in your classroom? Icebreaker examples welcome!

Posting as :
works at
You are currently posting as works at

Rituals and routines. A few minutes the first2 weeks of school. By the end of week one we have completed one lab ( usually is is a following direction lab with measuring of colored water.)

I do a problem solving/ building project. Split the rules into small junks over several days

Related Posts

The Book Fair is coming! What ideas do you have to get middle school students excited about the fair? What are some creative ways you get teacher book fair donations for your classroom?

What's the craziest thing you've seen in your classroom this year?


I feel like classroom management is harder for me than for others. I'm starting to think that it's because I am a male teaching in an elementary.


How can I support English Learners in my classroom?


Has anyone tried flexible seating options in their classroom? I'm trying it for next school year, but have my concerns about logistics of set up and storage.

I am really worried and nervous about our future. The past four years have been so difficult in the classroom due to so many things regarding our jobs. Then, we have this awful political climate...

Hi! Welcome! What are your positions in an inclusion classroom? How’s it been going so far this year?

Just heard that my district will have classroom and live-recording learning. I’m thankful because I now can feed my family, my newborn and a recent-sponsored wife! I’m scared because I’m almost 50 and I’m afraid I might catch the virus and die leaving behind my 1 month baby and a wife who is not legal in the state yet! The USCIS or Trump’s dept. thinks she’s not good enough to be in the US!! We applied for green card and SS card since August 2019!

What are some things that can enhance student learning in the Blended Learning classroom model?

I am trying to build my quiet area in my classroom. I am having a hard time finding things that I feel are appropriate for this area during this pandemic. Does anyone have any suggestions? Please and thanks!!! :)

How do you encourage mindfulness in your classroom? Do you see any evidence that students use the strategies elsewhere?

Working through Google's Certified Coaching program and reading Jennie Magiera's book, Courageous Edventures: Navigating Obstacles to Discover Classroom Innovation. Wow! Where has this been all my life?! Perhaps some ideas won't work, but Chapter 10 is full of incredible and transformative ideas!

What tricks do/will you use in the classroom to reinforce COVID safety guidelines?

Dropping this in a few bowls, sorry if you see it twice. I'm transitioning from teaching 8th grade mathematics at a public school to teaching a 7/8 self-contained classroom at a charter school. Any advice for teaching mixed grade levels or multi subject is appreciated: scheduling, classroom setup, subject order, behavior management, etc. I'm struggling to find my rhythm with only 6 weeks before kids return. Thanks to everyone for your commitment and time, enjoy your summer!

Welcome to all teachers who are already using or those just thinking about starting a writing workshop in their classrooms. This is the place to share your questions, answers, successes and challenges. I am a Teacher Consultant with the Indiana Writing Project and have used WW in my high school classrooms since 2009 and am always eager to learn more. Please join our conversation and share your best beginning of the year WW activities.

I’m student teaching and I’m completely stressed out. I’ve been in an elementary classroom as a TA, but this is way different.

Currently have a 5th grade girl who is struggling with classroom behaviors and choices. When questioned, she says she wants to be a boy, but her parents won’t allow it. Obviously, she is struggling with more than making good choices at school. Her parents are very kind and appreciative of all we do for their child, but they are also clearly struggling with this. Anyone ever been in a similar situation or have some advice on how we can best support the student?

Additional Posts

What questions or concerns do you still have about starting school this year?


Shared screen on WebEx in client meeting, Skype pop up from colleague - "WHAT THE FUCKIN...". Speechless for four seconds and then continued to explain what I was talking about. Great day!


What’s the best dating app for NYC if I’m not looking for a fuckboy? 35F


How can I actually improve? I’m about 2 months in my role, post clerkship, and today was a success because my memo got actual feedback! Only 35 comments of things to fix. (MORE IN COMMENTS)


Escaping Deloitte and joining Salesforce #thedream


If you transfer from one firm to another, do everyone a favor and learn your new firm's culture/ways of doing things as quickly as possible. Listen to people, even those below you, on these things. 😡


Anyone here works for Magellan Health? Curious to know about the company culture and the WLB.


Deloitte is one of the few major, publicly-listed contributors of Trump's Inauguration. 😡😡😡😡😡😡😡😡😡😡😡😡😡😡😡😡😡😡😡😡😡


Hey FB fambam, what's a good place to buy suits for women? I need it for an interview but don't want to spend an arm and a leg.


Ex-New Yorkers who are now living in ATX—how was the transition? Anything you had a harder time with than you thought? Already missing all my favorite restaurants, being able to walk basically anywhere, and as shitty as it could be, public transportation.


Just pre-ordered the switch from gamestop. They are sold out everywhere so I just ended up buying the bundle that includes a few games. Can't wait to start playing!


This speaks to me…

Post Photo

Anyone know how MBB differs from big 4 consulting for growth strat projects? Also in terms of compensation?


Any one here from HCL Bangalore working DBS project as a L2 Enginner?


Carmichael Lynch. It’s a goddamned ghost town. I’m starting to think they don’t have email there.


Hi guys can someone from Accenture give me some idea on Delivery Learning Framework? Like what it is about, how's the assessment difficulty and any thing I should know?


Any thoughts on staying at 1 firm for life? Benefits? Weaknesses? Any experiences ?


Why are Trump supporters called the “silent” majority? If you subconsciously think this man is good for the country, why not come out and say it publicly?


Has anyone ever left one midsize firm with 9-5 to another midsize with a busy season hours for better pay? Like 20k above your current salary ?


Meetings from 10am-430pm today. Why, why, WHY? I hate this culture to recurring meetings that no one gives a fuck about.


New to Fishbowl?

Download the Fishbowl app to
unlock all discussions on Fishbowl.
Download Fishbowl to see what others are saying
That was just a preview…
Sign Up to see all discussions
  • Discover what it’s like to work at companies from real professionals
  • Get candid advice from people in your field in a safe space
  • Chat and network with other professionals in your field
Sign up in seconds to unlock all discussions on Fishbowl.

Already a user?
Login here


Embed this post

Copy and paste embed code on your site


Download the Fishbowl app

Get realtime notifications and see
what's happening in your industry
from the palm of your hand.

For account settings, visit Fishbowl on Desktop Browser or