1-2-3 Come Make A 1st Day Of School Treat With Me
I know some of you have already started back to school (The Charter across the street from me went back the 5th!!!) but here in Michigan and Wisconsin our public school kiddo's (gratefully!) don't start til the Tuesday after Labor Day! Wa Hoo for that decision.
So my brain is still "full-speed-ahead" designing some quick, easy and inexpensive treats for the 1st day of school. My Y5's LOVED glow bracelets. I gave them one during our Camp Read-Away activities, when they read in the dark with flashlights, while sitting comfy in tents. If their tent was quiet, they received a "glowing report" and bracelet. (Click on the link to read all about it.)
I've seen all sorts of wonderful "bright" ideas on Pinterest (My current drug of choice...who needs caffeine when you have Pinterest!) So I thought I'd throw in a few of my own, to add to the collection. The best place to go for glow bracelets is The Dollar Tree. They sell 15 in a pack, so for 2 bucks you're good to go, unless of course you have more than 30 punkins in your class, in which case, stop off and buy yourself a sympathy card from me, or better yet a bottle of wine!
Click on the link to view/download "Come Glow and Grow With Us!" freebie.
I have a Bright Ideas Behavior Modification packet using light bulbs.
I designed that because I wanted my students to have brilliant ideas, shine, as well as have all those light bulbs turning on, when they finally grasped a concept. I thought I'd continue that theme and made a BTS bulletin board, with a matching bookmark. Click on the "Wishing a bright student a glowing year" packet to view/download it.
Finally, to "Wel-gum" my Y5's to school, I gave all my kiddo's a piece of bubble gum after we went over our rules. "We CHEWS to follow the rules and regs of our room." They could chomp and chew 'til the flavor was gone, while they finished up work, and then I passed a brown bag around to deposit the gum, lest we lose it later.
When I went to check out gum at the grocery store, I came upon Extra. Of course that got my wheels turning to wish students an "Extra special school year." You don't need to give them an entire pack, just tape on a stick of gum. Click on the link for the "Wel-gum packet." Click on this link for the Extra gum tag freebie.
If you've missed the latest back to school goodies and want to see more, click on the link and pop on over to that section and scroll away. I'm wishing all of my visitors the best year yet.
Thanks for stopping by. As always, feel free to PIN anything you think others might find helpful. My "Pin it" button is at the top. If you'd like to see all the awesome educational ideas I PIN away my day doing, (so you don't have to) simply click on the "Follow me" heart to the right.
"The next best thing to knowing something, is knowing where to find it." -Samuel Johnson (Hopefully you did, at TeachWithMe!!!!)