The first few weeks of school are critical in setting classroom routines and procedures. Building a caring and sharing learning environment will help set the stage for academic success throughout the year. In this Back to School Packet, you'll find tons of activities and ideas that will help you create your own caring and sharing learning environment. I love teaching these important lessons with mentor texts. In this packet, I'll share some of my favorite back to school books with BIG IDEAS that get kids thinking about community, cooperation, and citizenship!
Here's what is included:
Suggested Activities for Howard B. Wigglebottom Learns to Listen: How to Listen!
*5 Ways of Listening Emergent Reader
*Story Sequence Activity
Suggested Activities for Listen Buddy: How to be a Good Listener!
*Story Elements Graphic Organizer
*Bunny Ears Hat Craft and listening activity
Suggested Activities for The Rainbow Fish: Building a Caring and Sharing Learning Environment
*Sharing and Caring Emergent Reader
*Sharing and Caring Class Book Idea and templates
*Student Scale Craft Home Project
*Rainbow Fish Craft and Bulletin Board Ideas
*Classroom Management Idea
Suggested Activities for Big Al: How to be a Problem Solver!
*Big Al Craft
*Problem and Solution T-chart
*Rainbow Fish Venn Diagram
Suggested Activities for Hooray For You: Celebrating our Uniqueness!
*Self Portrait Craft
*Hooray for Me Web
*I can, I have, I am Graphic Organizer
*Class Graphing and Getting-to-know-you Activity with graph labels
*Get-to-know-you Survey Activity
Suggested Activities for The Library Dragon: How to Treat the Classroom Library and Other Materials
*Class Bulletin Board Idea
*Student Dragon Craft
*Materials Management Lesson Idea
Suggested Activities for Koala Lou: Independent Learners!
*Koala Lou Show and Tell writing activity
*Koala Lou Teacher Card
*Koala Lou Teacher Necklace
*Koala Lou Coloring Page
*Koala Lou Independent Learners I-Chart
Suggested Activities for Lilly's Purple Plastic Purse: Class Rules and the Golden Rule!
*Classroom Rules Writing Activity
*Treat others the way you want to be treated lesson idea
I hope you enjoy these lessons and ideas! Happy Back to School!