This journal will provide you with a lot of important information about your new students.
The journal has two parts:
1) Skills review - 10 days of morning/daily work that will expose students' proficiency with second grade prerequisite skills, such as: spelling patterns, syllables, plurals, past tense verbs, prefixes/suffixes, compound words, parts of speech, capitalization rules, counting coins, fractions, place value, comparing numbers, and multiplication readiness.
An answer key has been included for each skills page.
2) Writing topics: Ten days of writing topics that will give you insight into your students' lives and writing/spelling abilities. Topics include: "My Family", "What I Do After School", "My Friends", "My Summer Vacation" and more. (PRIMARY-LINED and INTERMEDIATE-LINED journal pages provided)
UPDATE 5/18/13: This journal now includes 3 Basic Skills Assessment Analysis and Instructional Planning Pages! Download the preview to view.
Back-to-School Journals for 1st Grade
and 2nd Grade
are available in my store. Each grade level is sold separately.