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?.....