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Classroom Community - A Blessings Jar

Classroom Community - A Blessings Jar
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This jar is a great way to create a positive classroom community and give thanks. Everything but the jar is included in this bundle. You will find a label, a patterned grid to decorate the jar and a blackline master of "Today's Blessing" forms to use. This is an excellent way to celebrate additional holidays as well. Students will read the blessings as a way to say "thank you" to one another and to those who have enriched their lives in some way.
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Allow students to showcase their talents and learn more about each other with the following units:

All About Me Presentation

The "ALL ABOUT ME" Presentation is a fun way to get to know your students during the first few weeks of school. Included in this unit are teacher and student guidelines, planning guides, rubrics, and retell/relate/reflect posters to assist students during their presentations. There is also an extension activity of students taking jot notes while listening to the presentation.
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Back to School Math Icebreaker Activities

These Math Icebreaker activities may be used during the first few weeks of school. They offer a variety of ways to collect and organize primary student data. You are encouraged to keep these activities on display in preparation for “Meet the Teacher” or Curriculum Night. Activities include: Designing a Name Glyph (students represent personal data in bubble letters and display them as a border), Treasure Bag Sort (students learn to organize and make conclusions based on data), What's Your Name Worth? (students give numerical value to their names while exploring mode, median, mean and range), We're Amazing (learning to gather, sort and represent data while displaying the data in a variety of ways).

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Back to School Writing Activities

These back to school writing activities will keep your students busy for the first few weeks. All activities are excellent for quick bulletin board displays and can be generated into large class books. The activities include: All About Me in Rhyming Couplets, Six-Word Memoir Posters, Ways to Start your Year on a Positive Note Speech Bubbles, Falling into Grade 3, 4, 5 or 6 Responsibilities (depending on the grade you teach). Templates and examples are included to assist your students and to encourage struggling writers.

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Back to School Math & Literacy Bundle
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Celebrate "good news" with the following unit:

Good News Article Presentation

This task allows students to practice presentation skills while focusing on the comprehension skills of retelling, relating and reflecting. Included in this unit are a student instruction sheet, retelling graphic organizer, good news planning guide, oral presentation rubric, 3 posters outlining the skills of retelling, relating and reflecting, a communication guide and transitions word list.
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Thanksgiving units include:

Thanksgiving Math & Literacy Bundle

Thanksgiving Math Stations

Thanksgiving Literacy Bundle

The Thanksgiving Literacy Bundle is made up of:

Thanksgiving Writing

Thanksgiving Silly Sentences for Fluent Readers

Thanksgiving Writing Paper

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Additional Thanksgiving resources include:

Thanksgiving Roll a Story

Thanksgiving Part Part Whole Cards

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