Need fun writing and art activities to get your first graders ready to write and draw? This pack is loaded with differentiated ideas. Now that most kindergartens are writing intensive, many kids enter the classroom in first grade with skills. Time to brush up and gear up for writer's workshop! These prompts and activities will last beyond that first week of school!
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These activities will give you a glimpse into where your students are academically, but also into their interests and personalities- which is critical for personalizing instruction throughout the year!
The art portion of this pack includes the following drawing prompts:
- Self Portrait (more formal) or #selfie to bring in some pop culture
- Teacher Portrait
- Draw your Brain on the First Day of School
- Draw your Dream School Lunch
The writing portion containts the following prompts:
- All About Me (2 pages)- can be drawn or written
- 5 Facts about Me; 10 Facts about Me (differentiated!)
- Find Someone Who ( a great ice breaker!)
- My Goals for First Grade
- When I Grow up
- How to be a Good Classmate
- If I Ruled the School (my students' ultimate favorite!)
- My Perfect Day
- What I Will Miss about Summer Break
- I Wish Poem
- A blank lined page for those who need more space
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Nicolette and Karen
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