[Back to School] UNIT

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[End of the Year] Unit With Your Favorite Books

What better way to spend the very first school days of the year than with your favorite books! Included in this unit are 25+ activities and 15+ printable anchor chart posters to go along with 25+ mentor text read alouds!
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Click HERE to grab a FREE copy of my visual lesson plans for the first week back to school using many activities from this packet!
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This monster unit pairs a selection of recommended mentor texts with the essentials that need to be covered the first day. Hook the students with a stellar read aloud and then slide right into covering:
- First moments of the first day
- Classroom rules
- Following directions
- Meet the teacher (introduce yourself)
- High expectations/goal setting for the year
- Celebrating students' uniqueness (get to know all about them)
- Establishing classroom community
- Daily classroom/school procedures
- Summer recap
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For each of the above listed topics, there are two or more mentor texts suggested for you to read aloud with your class before working on the activities in the packet. Take a look at some of the books included:
- First Day Jitters
- The Brand New Kid
- This School Year Will be the BEST!
- Wemberley Worried
- Amelia Bedelia
- David Goes to School
- Two Bad Ants
- My Teacher Sleeps in School
- Teacher from the Black Lagoon
- My Teacher's Secret Life
- Miss Nelson is Missing
- Stand Tall, Molly Lou Melon
- Odd Velvet
- A Bad Case of the Stripes
- Chrysanthemum
- Louise the Big Cheese and the Back-to-School Smarty-Pants
- Ruby's Wish
- The Bee Tree
- Oh, the Places You'll Go!
- The Recess Queen
- Hooway for Wodney Wat
- The Juice Box Bully
- A Bad Case of Tattle Tongue
- My Mouth is a Volcano
- Officer Buckle and Gloria
- A Fine, Fine School
- 10 Rules You Absolutely Must Not Break if You Want to Survive the School Bus
- How I Spent My Summer Vacation
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Some of the activities included to provide a closer look at the lessons in these mentor texts for the beginning of school are:
- Around the Room Carousel
- Write the Rules & We Wrote the Rules activity
- Following Directions challenge + reward homework passes
- Meet the Teacher Mad Libs
- Meet your Partner Mad Libs
- Fill in the blank story map
- Compare/contrast yourself to a character
- All About Me student booklet
- Class puzzle craftivity
- Personal, academic goal setting + reflection
- SMART goal setting anchor poster
- SMART goal setting Good vs. Bad anchor poster
- SMART goal setting + reflection
- Goal craftivity
- Who would you rather be? Character trait analysis
- What would you say? Letters to the characters
- Tattling vs. reporting anchor chart
- Tattling vs. reporting partner scenario activity
- My Mouth is a Volcano writing
- Interrupting alternatives group activity
- Class promise anchor poster
- Class promise letter writing
- 1 Minute until Dismissal anchor chart
- Good Morning (routine) anchor chart
- Early finishers (what to do!?) anchor chart
- Summer vacation writing
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Additionally, many of the worksheets and all of the anchor posters are included in full color + black and white.

This is all you need to make your first days a great success! Enjoy heading back to school with your favorite books :)

NOTE: No actual books are included in this purchase. The references to book recommendations/read alouds are book lists that accompany the activities and memory book pages.

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