This engaging activity will start your school year off in a fun, memorable way! Students complete a series of eight worksheets. Each worksheet has a clue at the end that will point to the identity of the mystery activity they will enjoy when all eight worksheets have been completed and the mystery has been solved.
The focus areas include:
Worksheet 1 – Addition and Subtraction (up to 4 digits)
Worksheet 2 – Editing Sentences
Worksheet 3 – Parts of Speech (noun, verb, adjective, pronoun)
Worksheet 4 – Reading Skills Review (synonyms, antonyms, prefixes, suffixes)
Worksheet 5 - Inferencing
Worksheet 6 – Counting Syllables in Sentences
Worksheet 7 – Math Word Problems
Worksheet 8 – Math Skills Review (greater than, less than, rounding, place value to 1000s)
When students uncover all of the clues, they should be able to solve the mystery and discover that the mystery activity is a root beer float! Therefore, at the end of this activity, you will need to supply cups, spoons, ice cream, and root beer to provide this treat for your class.
I created this activity to do with fourth and fifth grade students as a back-to-school activity and follow up to my "Missing Mrs. Becker" Readers' Theater script. (The Readers’ Theater script is set in a classroom during the first week of school.)
Back to School Mystery Readers’ Theater Script: Missing Mrs. Becker
Since these are skills that were introduced in third grade, students should be able to complete the worksheets independently (although a quick review might be necessary for some students, of course). I created it as a fun, engaging “warm-up” activity to review basic concepts and to lead us into the school year.
Feel free to check out my other Back-to-school products:
Back to School Craftivity or Bulletin Board: I am SEW Special
Back to School Flipbook: Let Me Introduce Myself!
My 5th (4th) Grade Selfie: Back to School Craftivity that Becomes an End of Year Memory Book
Back to School Craftivity or Bulletin Board: Soaring Toward Excellence
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