Included in this download is a 40 card set of beginning of the year ice breaker task cards as well as an end of the year memory book.....all for your third graders.
The Ice Breaker Task Cards Include:
*directions for use
*40 ice breaker task cards
*two optional answer sheets to use with the
These cards are a great resource to use during the beginning of the year as a “get to know you” activity for your class. The questions on the cards will not only allow everyone in your class to make new friends, but will also allow them to learn more about each other in a nonthreatening and fun way. The questions are also designed to help you tune into some things about your students including their beginning of the year feelings, views of school, family life, friendships, learning style, handwriting, etc.
The cards also allow the students to work individually, work with partners, and have some whole class interaction. If you are keeping a watchful eye, you will gain great information on how each child interacts with others as well as the different personality traits of each student. The cards are simple, but fun and allow the door to open for easy conversation during that “get to know you” time at the beginning of the year.
The second part of this download is an end of the year memory book for 3rd graders. I have a lot of memory books that I have used in the past, but none that have my students remember their year using the skills that they learned all throughout the year like comparing/contrasting and fact/opinion. I also tried to incorporate some webs and charts as well.
You can use all of the pages and make one big book or you can pick and choose the pages that mostly apply to your class and the experiences that they shared this year. There are a couple of pages that you might want to pull out to make some class books like the letter to the 2nd grader template and the acrostic poem template. The summer fun portrait and writing activity would also make a cute display for the hallway.
Whether you keep the pages together as a book or you separate them, your class can have fun remembering their third grade year while practicing some of the important skills that they have learned. I hope your class enjoys their end of the year memory book. Please leave positive feedback if you like this download. Thanks and enjoy! (:
This part of the download includes the following:
-“My Teacher” trait map
-“My Teacher” trait map for an additional teacher
-a Venn diagram to compare/contrast beginning and end of 3rd grade
-a Venn diagram to compare/contrast 2nd and 3rd grade
-a friendly letter template to write a 2nd grader a letter
-a template for an acrostic poem using the word “THIRD”
-a fact and opinion t-chart to write facts and opinions about 3rd grade
-a “My Best Handwriting” page for print and cursive
-a sheet to draw a map of the playground and write about a favorite
place to play on the playground
-a cafeteria memories page from the point of view of different people in
-a special memories reflections page for your field trip, field day, first
day of school, favorite book read together, etc. with room to draw one
-a summer fun portrait
-a “My Summer Fun” writing template
-a “4th Grade Predictions” flowchart
-2 autograph pages