The first few hours or days back at school in September are hectic. While most schools encourage a full pelt return to hard learning – the sheer amount of admin that needs to be sorted means this isn’t always possible.
We are busy: sorting out seating plans, handing out new books, sorting out target sheets and stickers, homework schedules, SEN and TA resources.
Sometimes we just need a little bit of time.
For my new older classes – I like to gain 10 minutes or so with a few easy ‘get to know you’ activities. But so I can muddle through the register and seating plan – I need this time to be quiet and calm.
Here’s one that I use for with my new Year 9 and Year 10 classes.
If you would like to use this – please help yourself: Espresso yourself