Get organized and make life easier with a book hospital basket. When students are reading a book from your classroom library and discover that it needs some repair work to avoid further damage, have them fill out an Rx form of what's wrong with the book and how you can fix it. They tuck the note on the page that needs repair, so that the end sticks out and then drop the book in the "hospital" basket. This is a special FREEBIE in my TpT store. Click on the link to grab this easy, classroom management activity.
This "craftivity" packet is very versatile. I have templates that you can use at the end of the school year, where students write about the"souper" summer they are looking forward to, or the "souper" year they had, or they can make one for your next year's kiddos explaining why they are going to have a "souper" year in __________ grade.
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.