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Students can write about themselves by creating an ABC book. They begin each page with a letter of the alphabet, writing something about who they are and what they like to do.
This KWHLAQ chart expands upon the traditional KWL, while having students learn about their school. This chart addresses the common core standards. CC: ELA: RI.4-5.1
Students pair up by matching shapes on cards, interview each other, and write the answers to questions on the cards. A great back to school activity.
Use these 4 activities at the start of the school year to get to know students and help them feel more comfortable in the classroom. Includes a classroom scavenger hunt, and an activity to learn more about students.
This cell phone themed art and writing activity allows students to introduce themselves by drawing a "selfie" picture, and writing a brief text message.
Make this great gift for students who attend "Meet the Teacher Night" by attaching this balloon tag that says "Thanks for POPPING in. See you on the first day of school." to a candy pop, silly straw, glow stick, or bag of popcorn. Four colorful tags to a page.
This is a perfect first day set of activities: this 11 page packet consists of Getting-to-Know-You worksheets, a collage template, reading inventories, a classmate interview activity and a word search for upper elementary students.
Wrap 1, 2, or 3 pencils with these colorful flags for a great welcome gift or first day of school craft. Messages include "Welcome Back to School" or "Welcome to ____" (pre-k through 5th grade).
A bright red apple tag to slide onto a pencil for a great welcome gift or first day of school craft. Messages include "Welcome!" or "Welcome to ____" (Pre-K through 5th Grade).
A step-by-step guide to establishing classroom rules that work, because students are involved in the process. Includes directions for the teacher and worksheets to guide students through each step.
A set of bulletin board materials with a puzzle theme that is great for back to school. Students decorate "all about me" puzzle pieces and fit them together on the board to see how each individual is part of the whole class. Set includes as idea page, "All About Me Puzzle Piece" handout, colorful puzzle-themed straight border, and letters to spell out "Each One Fits In Our Class." Additional puzzle-themed letter and number sets are also available to create custom titles.
A set of bulletin board materials with an emotion theme that is great for back to school or open house. Includes a choice of two activities, drawing and writing, to help students learn about emotions. Set also includes an idea page, "feelings faces" characters, colorful straight border, and colorful letters to spell out "Feeling Like A 1st Grader" (or 2nd-6th grades). Additional matching letter and number sets are also available to create custom titles.
A set of bulletin board materials with a superhero theme that is great for back to school or open house. Set includes a "Design your own Superheroes" activity page, an idea page, superhero characters, colorful straight border, and colorful letters to spell out "Superheroes Soar!" Additional matching letter and number sets are also available to create custom titles.
A fun back-to-school activity to help students become better acquainted with their classmates. Reinforces reading, counting, sorting, and graphing skills. Combined with matching interactive, the teacher can model and lead students through the activities as students complete the booklets. CCS: K.CC.B.5, K.CC.C.6, K.MD.B.3, 1.MC.C.4, 2.MD.D.10, 3.MD.B.3
Students pair up by matching upper case/lower case letters on cards and interview each other by selecting favorites and circling pictures. A great back-to-school activity.
Updated: Use to write resolutions with children on first day back to school in the New Year. Bell-shaped shapebook with writing prompts ("My first resolution... My second resolution...")
A set of bulletin board materials with a video game theme that is great for back-to-school. Highlight the idea of teamwork by writing student names of "pixel pals" characters to hang on the board. A great way to organize reading groups. Set includes an idea page, "pixel pal" characters, colorful pixel-themed straight border, and colorful pixel-themed letters to spell out "Pixel Pals Work Together." Additional pixel-themed letter and number sets are also available to create custom titles.