Back to School-About Me Book, Glyphs, Writing Prompts, Back to School Activities

Back to School-About Me Book, Glyphs, Writing Prompts, Back to School Activities
Back to School-About Me Book, Glyphs, Writing Prompts, Back to School Activities
Back to School-About Me Book, Glyphs, Writing Prompts, Back to School Activities
Back to School-About Me Book, Glyphs, Writing Prompts, Back to School Activities
Back to School-About Me Book, Glyphs, Writing Prompts, Back to School Activities
Back to School-About Me Book, Glyphs, Writing Prompts, Back to School Activities
Back to School-About Me Book, Glyphs, Writing Prompts, Back to School Activities
Back to School-About Me Book, Glyphs, Writing Prompts, Back to School Activities
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Start your school year strong with tons of engaging Back to School resources that fit a wide range of levels! In the midst of administering assessments and drilling routines, it is also important to get to know the new group of students in front of you on a more personal level. This Back to School Bundle is filled with tons of fun, engaging activities to do just that! Included in this bundle are the Back to School All About Me Book, Back to School Writing Prompts, Back to School Activities, and Back to School Glyphs.

WHAT’S INCLUDED:
1. Back to School All About Me Book:
• Teacher Instructions
• 12 Full Page Templates: (also available in half page mini book option)
-"This is Me" (Portrait)
- "More About Me" (Traits)
- My Goals
- My Hobbies
- My Family
- When I Grow Up
- My Favorites
- My Home
- My School
- My School Favorites
- My Vacation
- What I Want to Learn

• ELL/Immigrant Student Specific Pages: (optional)
- My Country
- My Traditions

• Differentiated Writing Pages:
For writing templates that require writing, there are templates included with sentence starters or basic box fill-ins.
- My Home
- My School
- When I Grow Up
- My Goals

• Free-Writing: (optional)
- 3 Different Rule-Widths of Free-Writing Pages

2. Back to School Activities/Worksheets
• Word Searches: 4 levels included with back to school vocabulary terms. Answer Keys included.
• Back to School Bingo: “Find someone who...” Bingo is a fun icebreaker activity to have students interact and learn about each other, create their own Bingo boards, and then play! 2 Cards are included with the same questions mixed up (full page or half page option).
• Brag Bag: Students write, or draw (both options included) about their interests, talents, and traits.
• Rules & Expectations: Students fill in the classroom rules on a “white board”, write about why they are important, and then choose one rule to draw an example and non-example of following it.
• Venn Diagram: Students compare and contrast the first day last year and this year (personality, feelings, first day activities etc.)
• Classroom Puzzle Display: Includes teacher directions and student puzzle piece templates for a beautiful display. These even work well to have on student’s desk when they first come in on the first day, as something calming and unintimidating to work on while everyone gets settled.
• Morning & Dismissal Routine Countdowns: This is a way for students to visually see what to do at the start and end of each school day.
• Classroom Map: Students draw their own classroom map with a key (2 options included: key already filled in or blank).
• Classroom KWL: This works well about a week into the school year to see what students are understanding about the classroom, and what questions they still have.
• My Life Timeline: Fun, visual way for students to show some big life events they have experienced.
• Making Words: Students make words from Back to School, New Classmates, and School Supplies. Answer key is included.
• Break the Code: Students decode a message from the teacher (2 Options). Answer Key is included.

3. Back to School Writing Prompts/Reflection Journal
*32 Writing Prompts*
• Option #1 (no prep): Full Page Writing Prompts
• Option #2 (little prep): Students receive 2 pages (32 writing prompts total) that they can choose from to cut & paste into their Back to School journals.
• Option #3 (more prep) Teacher chooses writing prompts to cut out for students to complete one at a time.
• Back to School Journals: Full Page or Half Page (foldable mini book) options. Also comes in 3 writing rule-widths.

4. Back to School Glyphs
*4 Glyph Themes*
• Backpack Glyph: Backpack & School Supplies
• Classroom Coloring Glyph: Decorate a Classroom
• Lunchbox Glyph: Lunchbox & Food
• Silly Face Drawing Glyph: Drawing Silly Face Features

Each Glyph comes with:
Student Checklist: Each theme includes different questions that students check off the answers to in order to create their individual glyph.
Cut-outs (except for Classroom Glyph: These are meant to be cut out and glued onto construction paper.
Full Page: Students can use this page to color and decorate their glyph, rather than cut and glue onto another piece of paper.
Bar Graph: This is a simple bar graph students use to record data from a question for each glyph. You can then use them to have students draw conclusions based on the data.

Will you have beginning ELLs in your classroom this year? This bundle is available as part of the discounted Double Bundle: Back to School Activities & ELL Newcomer Pack!

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