Here's a quick, easy and fun writing prompt for back to school.
Completed projects look awesome dangling from the ceiling, swirling and
twirling as they wave so long to summer, and hello to a brand new
Give students a variety of construction paper color
choices to trace their hand and arm on. They trim and cut out. Run off
the writing prompt rectangles. (I've included
templates for preschool through 8th grade.)
Younger students could do
this with the help of their parents at Open House or Meet the Teacher Night.
color and complete the prompt, using words and phrases about things
pertaining to summer, as well as the new grade that they're in. They
glue these to the front and back of their hand. (This makes an
interesting Daily 5 activity too.)
For a bit more
pizzazz, students can draw on polished fingernails and jewelry. (I
used a flat-backed rhinestone to make a ring.)
After students share,
punch a hole in a finger tip, add a yarn tie and suspend from the
ceiling. Your caption could be "High Fives For Wonderful Writing."
I know many people tell me they do a 'Me on the Map' unit in their classrooms. These nifty flip books will make an amazing visual to help your kids learns exactly where they fit into this big, beautiful world of ours. Get yours in English or in French!
If your students could use some extra practice comparing and contrasting to identify similarities and differences, give this set a try. There are six pages, using graphic organizers, partner talk, charts, and more! Great for whole class or small group lessons!
Are you scrambling to get those last minute details together for Meet the Teacher or Open House? On a tight back-to-school budget? This easy freebie should be the perfect fit for your wallet, and your students will love it!
Seriously, it took me all of $10 and five minutes to put these together. You'll need some fruit snacks and this cutie-patootie tag... that's it!
To grab your own copy, click on the picture above and you can snag them for yourself!
**UPDATE** I guess I had second grade on the original questionnaire, so I made this a little more generic for multiple grade levels. Instead of using a grade, I just said 'this school year.' I hope this helps you out! I love to have parents fill out this questionnaire because it not only helps me get to know the kids, but their families as well. Just have them fill the forms out and you will see what I mean! Have a great school year!
Let your students take a turn being a critic comparing books and their movie counterparts. Download this worksheet to use after you have read the book and then seen the movie version. Great for comparing and contrasting and thinking critically about how the movie was made.
If any of you know me very well, you know I love giving my kids all sorts of word work to do! I like these pages because there is just one word family per page.I always put them in page protectors and have answers on the back. I know your kids will love them . . . Mine do! Check them out and enjoy this short o pack for free!
This is an activity that can be used for an unit on text features/nonfiction.
It was also be perfect to use for Back to School or send home over an extended break!
There's nine pages total that can be used separately or together to create a booklet:
Please hop over to my blogpost to pick up your own copy!
I'd love to hear how you use it with your own students!
Are some of your students forgetful? Do they misplace materials, bark out irrelevant comments, and misinterpret multi-step directions?These
behaviors can be traced to working memory difficulties.
Working memory is a part of the brain that helps students remember and select relevant information to complete a task.It is a workspace that
helps learners block distractions, maintain attention and stay in tune with their environment.
Come on over to my blogpost that offers a working memory freebie as well as information on how working memory impacts academics and some common symptoms.