Friday, July 5, 2013

Back to School...ALREADY!?

I think I may be one of the unlucky few - but I go back to school on July 29th and the students come back on July 31st...  That's like - THREE WEEKS AWAY!  So I'm definitely in the "Back to School" mind set right now.  I've been in my classroom a few times already and can't wait to share some ideas that I'm doing with you - I just need to finish a few things then take some pictures.  Today though, I do want to share with you a few new "Back to School' activity ideas I have come up with.  Click on any of the photos to see more about the activities!

 So - if any teacher knows one thing - its that the first week of school is all about time fillers.  What will the kids do when we collect supplies?  What will they do for seat work?  I've made 7 fun word based activities that will help with just that!  Choose from ABC Order, Crossword Puzzle, Word Search, Silly Stories (Mad Libs), Word Scramble, A Welcome Message to Edit, and Making Words (From larger back to school themed phrases).  These are all fun, easy time fillers to use that first week that your kids will enjoy, and know how to do with little guidance.  Make sure you check them out!  Just $2.00!




One thing on ALL teachers' back to school to do list is bulletin boards....  If you're like me - I don't like to repeat bulletin boards until at least 3 years has gone by ;)  So this year I'm doing a GRAPE bulletin board!  I love at the end of the year and beginning of the year hearing the students talk about what they're looking forward to in __ grade based on what they've 'heard'.  Cue song - Heard it Through the Grapevine!  In this fun craftivity, students get to make their own bunch of grapes - each grape decorated with something that they've 'heard' they're going to do this year.  Example:  I've heard we learn how to multiply in 3rd grade!  After the craft, students then write about their grapes. Pair them side by side for an adorable display.  This activity even comes with a bunting banner for your bulletin board!  Make sure to check it out for just $2.00!




And finally - the RULES.  I've done things in the past like Jeopardy - charades - scavenger hunts - but this year I thought about doing a fun, simple partner board game to have the students practice reciting the rules and routines of the classroom.  This partner board game includes the game and 40 different open ended questions that can be used for ANY classroom.  There are also blank cards for you to include your own questions if I've left any out :)  Student will enjoy practicing rules while playing with friends!  Again, just $2.00! (Pictures to come of this activity soon!)




Like all three?  I've decided to put them together in a bundle and take off $1 to help save a little dough! Get all three for just $5.00!  Don't miss out! 


Now - What's next on my back to school to do list?.....



16 comments:

  1. http://pinterest.com/pin/437341813784921029/ This looks good.

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  2. http://pinterest.com/pin/437341813784921033/. Cute
    activity.

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  3. http://pinterest.com/pin/437341813784921037/
    Love this, need it for next year.

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  4. http://pinterest.com/pin/110830840802753141/ ADORABLE and great for next year! Thanks for the chance. Can't believe you have to go back in three weeks :( We go back mid-August--but we didn't get out until June 14. Happy Summer...what's left!

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  5. http://pinterest.com/pin/284852745154208869/
    What great ideas!
    tchrgrl79@gmail.com

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  6. Love the rules game! I've got it on my wishlist!
    Courtney
    Polka Dot Lesson Plans

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  7. Pinned the word work here. http://pinterest.com/pin/442126888388961197/ tokyoshoes at hotmail dot com

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  8. Pinned the bundle here. http://pinterest.com/pin/442126888388961203/ tokyoshoes at hotmail dot com

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  9. Pinned the bundle! http://pinterest.com/pin/125537908335913768/ Thanks for the chance to win!
    Courtney
    Polka Dot Lesson Plans

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  10. http://pinterest.com/pin/218424650650285618/ Very cute! Thank you! veronica.varela@live.com

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  11. http://pinterest.com/pin/218424650650285622/ Looks great! veronica.varela@live.com

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  12. http://pinterest.com/pin/182958803584742167/
    Rules game pinned =)
    mistysereno@yahoo.com. Thanks!

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  13. http://pinterest.com/pin/182958803584742120/
    Bundle pack pinned! =)
    mistysereno@yahoo.com
    thanks for the chance to win!

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  14. So glad you stopped by and left a message so I could find you!
    Following now. :-)
    Susanna
    Whimsy Workshop 

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  15. You have some cute back to school things! I am your newest follower:)

    Primary Classrooms are Oceans of Fun

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