I know, I know...a wasted day. I used to think that, until I tried this method. I used to go over the syllabus and rules and all that the first day. Then I decided to have "fun" the first day back. What a difference I saw. Kids were leaving the classroom talking about the games and were excited to come back.
I also usually do a small one on the second day too.
So I've come up with 10 Icebreakers that Middle and High School students will actually do! [They're all tested ;)] Each icebreaker has directions and helpful hints. Some have pictures and some have links to YouTube videos for reference.
Here's a few ideas!!
Feel free to head over to my TPT Store and download your copy of the 10 Icebreakers for the first week of school :)