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First Week of School - Student Reflection Sheet

Teach Starter Publishing
Google Slide, PDF | 1 page | Grades: 3 - 6

Reflect on the first week of a new school year with this student reflection activity.

Back-to-School Reflection Worksheet

The first week of school can bring about a whirlwind of emotions for students. Fear of what the first day of school will bring, joy in seeing a familiar face in the cafeteria, excitement when the bell rings on a Friday afternoon at 3 pm. So, why not let your students slow down at the end of a long week and reflect on what it brought about.

Students will reflect on:

  • 5 friends they made
  • 4 things they are looking forward to
  • 3 words to describe their week
  • 2 goals for the school year
  • 1 reason why it will be the best year ever

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