Back to School Stations – First Day of School Activity (Middle & High School)


Get to know your new students with an engaging first week of school activity! Back to School Stations! This back-to-school station activity will help you and your students get to know one another for the new school year. Plus, these stations, which are great for the first day of school, also help students get organized!

This resource comes with an editable PowerPoint presentation so that you can customize the stations to suit your classroom needs.


Back to School Student Survey

In this first back-to-school station, students complete a survey that will help you get to know them more. There is also a link to a digital Google Forms survey as well!


Class Tech Accounts

This station is all about helping you and your students organize all of your tech accounts. In this station, students will copy down the required tech accounts and their sign-up codes for your class. This station comes with a customizable template for you to easily organize all of your accounts for your classroom. You can even print it out and staple it on the wall for easy student access throughout the year.


Course Syllabus Scavenger Hunt

In this station, your students will read through your course syllabus in small groups and then find and record important information on a course syllabus one-pager. This station comes with a customizable recording sheet so that you can have students record the information that is most essential for your class.


Book Recommendations

As an English teacher, I am always trying to encourage a love of reading in my classroom. In this station, students complete a book spine and recommend a book to their peers. You can then have students cut out their book spines and use them as a classroom book display. You could also use this station as a book preview station where students either look at the course readings for the year, or they select an independent reading novel.

Please Note: The editable stations template included in this resource is for personal classroom use only and may not be used as a commercial template. You will need to download and install the font LEMON/MILK for this resource to look the same.

**Looking for a DIGITAL option? Try my Digital Back-to-School Stations Activity


⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Emily S. says, “We always start the year off on an awkward start – either on a Wednesday or Thursday that only allows for a couple of days at the start of school. These stations are perfectly timed to take two days and is a quick way for me to get to know my kids, them get to know me, and for them to all get to know each other.

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Katelyn W. says, This was a great way to introduce students to my classroom and my expectations. It also allowed me to observe how they would behave in groups and independent station work. The resource breaks everything down making prep for stations a breeze. Thank you!

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Lauren M. says, Loved the variety of activities, and so did my students! They tend to get flooded with surveys from different teachers on the first day, so it was nice to have a unique one that paired with other stationed activities. Great resource!


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