This apple icebreaker is a fun way to get to know your students. So that your kiddos can get to know you too, make sure you make a personal sample. Packet includes the writing prompt template, plus a blank one for you to fill in with whatever. This actiity will be FREE for an entire year(!) after which time it will be up-dated and put into my 20-page "Fall Writing Prompts Craftivity packet."
Chalk Talk is a fun back to school or anytime packet that includes writing prompts, a treat bag idea, 2 posters, plus a behavior modification game. This is a special FREEBIE in my TpT Shop. Click on the link to pop on over and grab your free copy of Chalk Talk.
This is a wonderful packet to do after you read the story If You Take A Mouse To School by Laura Numeroff.
This is a quick, easy and fun icebreaker for back to school. Completed projects make a terrific bulletin board.
I know a lot of teachers have a Dr. Seuss theme for their classrooms, so I thought I'd make an activity you can do with your students on the first day of school. Simply run off the template. Students write the things they enjoyed doing the most on each stripe of the cat's hat. Add a first day photo for that finishing touch. There's a hat without the 1st day sentence as well, so you can use this activity during March's celebration of Seuss.
These 12 Miss Nelson Is Missing cards are a fun way to review this great back to school story, as well as rules for appropriate grammar. Read the cards together as a whole group. Choose a student to come up and circle letters that should be capitalized and then add end punctuation. This FREEBIE is part of my jumbo Miss Nelson is Missing Literacy & Math Packet in my TpT shop.
You've heard of an apple for the teacher, well this is an apple from the teacher. They are a quick, easy and healthy alternative to a back to school treat bag. If you'll be studying apples in the fall, this snack fits right in.
Each year for my Open House, as well as parent-teacher conferences, I put up a small table, covered it with a seasonal tablecloth and set a basket of mints on it, along with a sign that said: "Families Are Worth A Mint! Help yourself."
While doing research on the web, I came across a variety of similar ideas, including this adorable poem that was pinned, with no link to who the original writer was. I decided to jazz this sweet sentiment up with a bit of clip art and my original saying. Simply print and mount on construction paper. I've also included some larger mints so you can reproduce my entire display. Enjoy! :-)
Use this cute bicycle template for a sweet end of the year writing prompt, where students choose two wheels and write about their favorite things that year inside the spokes. You can also use it as an icebreaker at the beginning of the year, as an interesting way to get to know your new students.