Every year on the first day of school, I have a party for my students. I bring in balloons, confetti, and treats to kick off “The Greatest School Year Ever”! It sets the tone for the school year and gets students really excited to be in their new classroom. I plan to have treat bags filled with the bookmarks, homework passes, and balloon or circle toppers adhered to a pencil (you could also use a Crazy Straw or a Pixy Stix instead) and a granola bar ready to go for our Greatest School Year Ever party. The treat bag toppers fit a 4 x 6 or 4 x 9 treat bag perfectly. I buy the cellophane ones at Michael’s or Joann’s.
Also included are scrapbook pages that can be glued onto paper bags and filled out or stapled together if you would rather not use the paper bags. They are perfect for students to work on while they are getting to know each other the first days of school.
- A Paper Bag Scrapbook with a variety of pages with boys and girls so you can decide which you would like to print.
- A Kid Grid project that students use a baseball card holder to decorate to symbolize what they like.
- A Find Someone Who
- The ABC's of Me
- An All About Me Poster to fill out and decorate.
- Welcome Sign- Post on your door to welcome students
- Name Badges- Print onto 8 1/2 x 11 sticker paper and cut out. Students can write their names on them to wear on the first day of school.
- Greatest School Year Ever Notes- You can send them in the mail prior to school starting, add them to the treat bags, or place them on desks on the first day of school.
I hope the items included in this file help kick start the greatest school year ever for you!
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