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tools vs. toys and other bts ideas
treasure hunt/recipe for success treasure hunt/recipe for success I remember several of my “first days of school” very vividly. When I think back to my own school days, I remember walking into a new classroom, smelling of fresh paint and floor polish. The walls were bright and colorful. When I saw my name on the carefully organized desks and workbooks, I knew I was where I belonged. I was always excited to start school. Meeting a new teacher.
CAFE book CAFE book I'm so excited to share m y la test Common Core writing packet with all of you! I designed this supplemental resource to make it eas ier to reinforce the Common Core informational/explanatory writing standard for first grade {W.1.2}. It includes graphic organizers that can be used for organizing ideas for any informational piece, writing prompt sheets for the entire year {all major holidays, seasons, etc.}, informational and explanatory task cards, editing checklists, and reflection sheets. C lick {here } to grab your cop y ! Hope you have a blessed weekend!!!
I have a feeling you are going to like this one based on the response from the Ready Confetti activity. Again, this is not my original idea. I saw it, spruced it up and I now present it to you to enjoy. Get to Know You Necklace Get to Know You Necklace
1st day picture frame
math folder replacement
I love doing this patterning activity at the beginning of the helps some students learn the letter names in their names...and it is OH, SO COLORFUL! I use a 6 x 6 inch grid and write the students' names with a black marker. Then we color each letter of their name a different color (one letter at a time)..they love looking at their patterns and comparing them to others with the same/different amount of letters in their names. Name Patterns Name Patterns
Time Filler Idea: "Guess Who?" Cards Time Filler Idea: "Guess Who?" Cards What do you do when there are five minutes left in class? One of my favorite quick activities is “Guess Who?” cards. Give each student a recipe card and have her write about ten facts about herself.
Back to School Back to School I know most of us would love to prolong our summer vacations, but let's get real. Back to school is just a few short weeks away. If you're like me (and I know you are), you are a planner.