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back to school activities, back to school crafts, back to school bulletin boards, back to school writing prompts, nursery rhyme crafts, nursery rhyme activities, mary had a little lamb background, mary had a little lamb poster, mary had a little lamb crafts, nursery rhyme bulletin boards, activities for Mary had a little lambThis cute schoolhouse craftivity, is a quick, easy and fun writing prompt that will make an adorable bulletin board.

I try to design things that practice a variety of skills & standards, so I’ve added the Mary Had a Little Lamb nursery rhyme to this activity.

back to school activities, back to school crafts, back to school bulletin boards, back to school writing prompts, nursery rhyme crafts, nursery rhyme activities, mary had a little lamb background, mary had a little lamb poster, mary had a little lamb crafts, nursery rhyme bulletin boards, activities for Mary had a little lambThere are 2 writing prompts to choose from: “I like school because . . .” and “My favorite things about school”.

Children color the schoolhouse then cut it in half, gluing the ends to their writing prompt page, in such a way that they flip open, to reveal the writing underneath.

back to school activities, back to school crafts, back to school bulletin boards, back to school writing prompts, nursery rhyme crafts, nursery rhyme activities, mary had a little lamb background, mary had a little lamb poster, mary had a little lamb crafts, nursery rhyme bulletin boards, activities for Mary had a little lambStudents complete the prompt, add some color & draw a picture of themselves.

For that finishing touch, have them glue their school picture on one of the windows.
I also added my photo to make this a special keepsake for them.

To help explain things, I’ve included colorful completed samples, so you can quickly make an example of your own to share with your kiddos.

back to school activities, back to school crafts, back to school bulletin boards, back to school writing prompts, nursery rhyme crafts, nursery rhyme activities, mary had a little lamb background, mary had a little lamb poster, mary had a little lamb crafts, nursery rhyme bulletin boards, activities for Mary had a little lambBefore or after this activity, share the Mary Had a Little Lamb nursery rhyme.

I’ve included background information, a poster poem, pocket chart cards, plus some “trace & write” color-me worksheets.

back to school activities, back to school crafts, back to school bulletin boards, back to school writing prompts, nursery rhyme crafts, nursery rhyme activities, mary had a little lamb background, mary had a little lamb poster, mary had a little lamb crafts, nursery rhyme bulletin boards, activities for Mary had a little lambThe pocket chart cards come in a full-page size, as well as two smaller sets on one template. 

Laminate & cut them apart.  For an independent center, students read the cards and put them in proper order.

The poem fits the schoolhouse writing prompt, and is a nice segue for introducing the nursery rhyme genre, along with rhyming words.

back to school activities, back to school crafts, back to school bulletin boards, back to school writing prompts, nursery rhyme crafts, nursery rhyme activities, mary had a little lamb background, mary had a little lamb poster, mary had a little lamb crafts, nursery rhyme bulletin boards, activities for Mary had a little lambDiscussion: “What words rhyme in the poem?” (go-snow & school-rule). Can they think of anymore?

back to school activities, back to school crafts, back to school bulletin boards, back to school writing prompts, nursery rhyme crafts, nursery rhyme activities, mary had a little lamb background, mary had a little lamb poster, mary had a little lamb crafts, nursery rhyme bulletin boards, activities for Mary had a little lambYou can do this as a whole-group activity and write the words on the board, or have older students make their own lists on the worksheets provided.

To practice another skill, have them alphabetize the words on their list. I’ve included answer keys.

Students can also share their schoolhouse at this time.  Completed projects make a sweet bulletin board.

back to school activities, back to school crafts, back to school bulletin boards, back to school writing prompts, nursery rhyme crafts, nursery rhyme activities, mary had a little lamb background, mary had a little lamb poster, mary had a little lamb crafts, nursery rhyme bulletin boards, activities for Mary had a little lambTo tie them into the poem, I’ve included a “_______________’s little lambs have found their way to school” poster for the center of your board, the nursery rhyme poster, plus some large sheep to go on each side. The photo shows the start of my bulletin board display.

You or your kiddos write their name on the little lamb cards, which are placed next to their schoolhouse. Add some border & you’re done. 

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While you're there, I would so appreciate it, if you'd follow me.  I just need 11 more people to hit 500 followers.  I love designing milestone FREEBIES and have a really cute one that I'm working on, in anticipation of reaching that goal soon.  Thanks in advance.

back to school activities, back to school crafts, back to school bulletin boards, back to school writing prompts, nursery rhyme crafts, nursery rhyme activities, mary had a little lamb background, mary had a little lamb poster, mary had a little lamb crafts, nursery rhyme bulletin boards, activities for Mary had a little lambToday's FREEBIE features a variety of popular road signs that are perfect for your classroom.  They are especially fun if you're going to do a transportation theme. 

I've included large as well as small sizes.  Use the bigger ones as posters; I put a few back-to-back & suspended from my ceiling as gentle reminders. 

The smaller ones can be bookmarks, magnets or pencil toppers for your kiddos. Click on the link to grab this fun FREEBIE: Classroom Road Signs

back to school activities, back to school crafts, back to school bulletin boards, back to school writing prompts, nursery rhyme crafts, nursery rhyme activities, mary had a little lamb background, mary had a little lamb poster, mary had a little lamb crafts, nursery rhyme bulletin boards, activities for Mary had a little lambThat's it for today.  It's only 57 degrees out this morning, so fall is definitely in the air here in Michigan.  I am so not ready to let go of summer.  Wishing you a warm & wonderful day.

“August rain: the best of the summer gone, and the new fall not yet born. The odd uneven time.” ~ Sylvia Plath 

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