A back to school book companion for You're Finally Here by Melanie Watt with a FULL first week of fun! Filled with back to school activities for getting to know you, group games, writing activities, adorable (and hilarious) class anchor chart, and character goal setting craft.
This resource also includes a bulletin board and title templates, which double as a first day photo booth, including signs to hold for Grades K-4, with both Canadian and Australian grade level terms. I've even included student gift tags to welcome your class on the first day!
This unit is also available in French here.
Based on the book, You're Finally Here, by Melanie Watt. Available on Amazon Canada and IndigoChapterBooks. The Canadian to US dollar exchange rate works greatly in our favor and shipping for me from Amazon Canada was 8 days. The book sells out very quickly on Amazon in the US. See direct links below to purchase the book and more information in the preview.
Here's how it works:
The very impatient, and often bored, bunny of a book character is waiting and waiting for his readers! When they finally arrive he is overjoyed! I've created this unit to accompany the book and convince my new class that, just like the book character, I've been waiting, and waiting, and WAITING for them to arrive! Included are lots of fun, first day of school and all week long activities for reading, writing, and getting to know new friends. The unit also includes a fun student booklet for students to explain what took them so long to get to your class, getting to know you partner and team games, a prewriting chart with all of the chart parts, a goal setting writing craft, 2 bulletin board displays with time saving teacher's notes, title lettering and directions for making the character, first day desk notes, a roam the room activity, and photo booth signs for a first week keepsake card for parents. My class LOVED it and I know yours will too!
Included in the download:
-Blackline versions of all color pages
-Prewriting chart with chart parts and make your own sticky notes templates
-What Took You So Long? student writing booklet
-Almost, Pretty Soon, Until, Finally- All About Me printable
-Journal Prompts for introducing journal routines and taking a baseline writing sample
-The Bored Game- Icebreaker game for partners or teams with spinner and recording sheet.
-How Long? Hop- Roam the Room Activity that can also be used as task cards
-What Took You So Long? Student photo writing craft and bulletin board display with ideas and templates for a Meet the Teacher Night preview
-I’m Finally Here Writing Craft with templates for Grade 1-4
-First Day Desk Notes and additional gift tags
-How’s It Going So Far? First day writing activity for taking a writing sample or baseline
-I'm Finally Here! Photo booth signs - (Signs include Grades K-4, plus Prep Year-Year 4, and Grade 1-Grade 4 for Canadian and Australian teachers)
Please download the preview for a closer look.
Looking for the book?
Be sure to check your school or local library or purchase it here:
Indigo Chapter Books
See how I use this unit in my classroom! Visit my blog Around the Kampfire to see this unit in action during our first week of school.
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Around the Kampfire
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