Back to School Writing & Craft Activity

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Back to School Writing & Craft Activity
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Back to School Writing & Craft Activity
Back to School Writing & Craft Activity
Back to School Writing & Craft Activity
Back to School Writing & Craft Activity
Back to School Writing & Craft Activity
Back to School Writing & Craft Activity
Back to School Writing & Craft Activity
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Use this easy craft activity to help you learn about your students during back to school or even as a lesson mid-year to find out what they still want to learn! Your kids will love creating something for "ART" and be pleased that you want them to provide input into what they might learn. Just don't tell them that your goal is to get them building their writing skills.

Craft activities during the crazy days of back to school save my sanity. If you want another educational craft that your students will be excited about, then add this to your lesson plans as well:

Action Verbs Activity and Craft

For this lesson students create a S'more and write what they want to learn more about. It's an easy craft to make with basic shapes to cut out so it is low stress. Yet it's educational as the students will be working on and showing you their writing skills. What a great way to observe (and assess) their ability during the first few weeks of school!

This is so easy to differentiate or use with any grade.

  • Some students may only write a word and draw a picture on the marshmallow.
  • Some students might copy a writing prompt from the board: "I want to learn about _____."
  • Have your older students add details to their writing.
  • Are you teaching the types of sentences? Have them write a question they want answered. (How tall was the biggest dinosaur?)
  • Or have them provide an opinion as to why they need to learn the information. (I want to learn about animals in the ocean because we are going to the beach on our vacation.)

Included in your download:

s'more patterns

2 versions of marshmallow (one plain and one with writing lines)

full page posters for bulletin board display saying

*"We want to learn more ___" *in 1st grade *in 2nd grade *in 3rd grade *this year

full page posters for bulletin board display saying

*"We want to learn even more ___" *in 1st grade *in 2nd grade *in 3rd grade *this year

rubric

A rubric to help guide your developing writers is included to help students remember to provide the When, Where, Who and What in their writing. Example: This year at school, I want to learn more about ___." This is a great introduction to writing an opening sentence for a paragraph.

Add a bit of fun and pass a bag of marshmallows around as your students sit in a circle on the rug. As each student takes a marshmallow to eat, they can name the topic that they would like to learn about. If you are worried about germs, give them a pretzel stick to poke a marshmallow to capture one off a plate. For younger students, you might be writing their name and their idea on a chart. Then let them move to their desks to do the writing portion on a paper marshmallow. After all of the art projects are complete, conclude the activity by making real S'mores (with jar marshmallow creme). Not so healthy- but they sure will remember this activity and be excited to see what you might have them do tomorrow!

Have a great year!

I hope your students learn even s'MORE than you hope this year.

Wendy

Check out other crafty educational resources:

Be Kind Mindset and Social Skills Activities for Teaching Acts of Kindness

3D Heart Craft & My Favorites Opinion Writing Book

Science Lesson on Animal Adaptation & Traits that Help Them Survive Book and Writing Lapbook

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