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.
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.
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! :-)
Here's an easy and inexpensive student gift (only 10 cents per student!) that doubles as an icebreaker. Packet also includes ways to use the labels as an icebreaker, a summary of why water is beneficial for students; plus several writing extensions, including a water drop poem and adjective activity, & bookmark. There's also an alphabetical list of 125 words that describe water, water tags, 4 different water bottle labels, and a poster. This is a special FREEBIE in my TpT shop. Simply click on the link to pop on over and get your free water bottle packet today.
These 4 icebreaker games using M & M's or Skittles candy, are a great way to get to know your students, relieve tension and have fun.
This is a quick, easy and inexpensive little gift that you can have lying on your students' desks for that first day of school. Be sure and write their name on the puzzle to make things extra special. These can be precut to expedite things, or to give yourself some extra "sanity" time, you can have students cut up their own puzzle after they have colored the picture.
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.
Quick, easy and inexpensive treat for your kiddo's on their 1st day of school. Matching back to school bulletin board template too. To add pizzazz to the board, surround it with flashing twinkle lights or rope lighting.