Whether you do this activity at the beginning of the school year for a back to school icebreaker, or in fall, for October or November, this owl craftivity, is a wonderful way to get to know your students, or for students to get to know their classmates better. Completed projects make an adorable bulletin board. A caption could be: "Owl Stars!"
Often teachers are so busy teaching, that sometimes they can miss important things that are happening in their students' lives. Putting up a tweet board on a door, wall or bulletin board, helps you stay informed and builds community. A more caring classroom will be created. This is a special FREEBIE in my TpT shop. Click on the link to grab your copy today:Sweet Tweets.
There are a variety of ways you can use this packet. For a back to school treat bag, run off the "Welcome" puzzle template. Personalize them with your students' names. Cut up each puzzle and put them in Ziplock Baggies. Choose one of 3 header cards and attach. You can also give them during your apple studies or as an inexpensive gift for birthdays, Valentine's Day etc. A large apple puzzle, to be used as an independent center activity, is also included, as well as a blank grid, to help younger students easily put their puzzles together.
This "find your name" craftivity, is a simple, quick, and easy worksheet for students to do at the beginning of the year, or during your apple studies. Use the blank template and write your students' names inside the apple. Students find and circle their name, and then write it on the bottom. Following the directions, they color the apple. Completed projects make an interesting bulletin board.
I love the quote by Haim Ginott. It is so true, and rather mind boggling to realize the impact we have on students' lives, and the huge responsibility that entails. I designed this little poster, so that you can hang it up inside your teacher's cupboard or closet, as a gentle reminder. If you like it; print off some copies for your teacher friends and tuck them in their mailboxes, as a thoughtful way to wish them a wonderful year. May yours be filled with excitement and plenty of memory-making moments.
If you read the adorable book The Kissing Hand, by Aurdrey Penn, you're familiar with Chester an anxious little raccoon. Since he is such an endearing character for children, I thought I'd incorporate him into some fun hand's-on shape games and activities.
This packet will be FREE for an entire year, after which time it will be included in my jumbo Kissing Hand (Raccoon-Themed) Shape Packet available in my TpT shop. Click on the link to pop on over.
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 school year.
This is a quick, easy and fun back to school activity. Students color their calculator their favorite color, and then complete the writing prompt: "By my calculations it's going to be a great year because..." Add a school photo for the finishing touch. Completed projects make a sweet bulletin board.
This is a wonderful extension after reading The Kissing Hand by Audrey Penn. The packet includes large 8x10 number cards from 0-10, with a blank one to program with higher numbers. Use these as flashcards or to play games with. There's also a 0-10 mini booklet for students to trace, write and put lipstick-ers on, to show "how many" in the group/set, along with a blank page to reinforce larger numbers. There are also trace and write worksheets for numbers 0-100.
Review a variety of standards with these cute raccoon sliders. Packet includes sliders for shapes, upper and lowercase letters, numbers to 20, plus skip counting strips for 2's, 3's, 5's, and 10's. This FREEBIE is part of my jumbo Kissing Hand (Raccoon-themed) packet in my TpT shop. For your convenience, I've included a preview in this FREE packet.