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.
There are lots of things you can do with these large lowercase letters: Use them as anchor charts, flashcards, Play-doh mats, or run them off on a variety of colors of construction paper; laminate and cut them out to make a border, or have them going up a large Chicka Boom tree.
There are lots of things you can do with these large letters: Use them as anchor charts, flashcards, Play-doh mats, or run them off on a variety of colors of construction paper; laminate and cut them out to make a border, or have them going up a large Chicka Boom tree.
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.
Glyphs are a fun way to learn more about your students and assess listening and following directions. This one also helps review shapes and colors. Completed projects make eye-catching bulletin boards.
Make a quick, easy and inexpensive blue jean tote bag, that is super strong and large enough to hold even those huge big books. The many pockets, keep your pens, pencils and other supplies handy, so you don't have to search for them, as they won't be floating around the bottom of your bag anymore.