Use this "craftivity" for the beginning of the school year and have students complete the summer writing prompt, or use it at the end of the year and have students make the "Taco" 'bout a great year ___________ (fill in grade) was excelente." template.
This "craftivity" is very versatile, as it includes templates for an end-of-the year memory book, with covers for preschool through 6th grade, plus a blank template. If you already have a memory book, have students write why they think this grade was terrific. You can also use this as a self-esteem builder (fill a bucket) activity (use the ______ is "T"-'rrific!" template) and have each classmate write a compliment in everyone's booklet; or fill in the blank with My Dad, or Grandparents and use for Father's or Grandparent's Day. It also works for back-to-school. Have students write about why their summer was terrific.
The packet includes templates that you can use at the beginning of the school year to get to know your students, as well as one to use at the end of the year, plus bookmarks you can give to your kiddos, plus one they can make for your next year's students.
Define what an adjective is and have your students describe themselves at the beginning of the year. Collect and save 'til the last week of school and have them use adjectives to describe themselves now. Have they changed?
I've included a template for the end of the year: "I hope you have a 'berry' special summer, just like you" as well as one for the beginning of the school year: "I'm wishing you a 'berry' special school year." For a sweet treat, attach your note to a berry-flavored juice box, or some Wild Berry Skittles.
This is a versatile craftivity, as you can use the various templates for a Mother's Day or Father's Day gift, or something to make with grandparents for Grandparent's Day. If you'd like to give your students an end-of-the-year gift, this is also relatively easy and inexpensive, and sure to become a keepsake. This "craftivity" is a special FREEBIE in my TpT shop. Click on the link to grab your copy today.
If you're looking for a fun way to count up to 100 Day and cover a few more standards along the way, I think you'll enjoy this shape train.
Need an inexpensive, heavy-duty tote bag for books, supplies and the rest of the "stuff" you lug back and forth to school? I made this blue jean tote bag for only a $1. Simply go to GoodWill and find the biggest pair of pants they have. Garage sales are another great place to look.
Get students excited to write with these interesting writing prompts. Includes a class book, travel journal + diary pages.
After reading several stories about the Pilgrims, so that your students have some knowledge of their life and times, an interesting November writing prompt would be to have them write a letter to a Pilgrim child on the Mayflower.
This packet will be FREE for an entire year! Woo hoo. After which time, it will be revamped and included in my TpT shop. Click on the link to zip on over to see this now 86-page Pilgrim Children packet.