This bundle combines 10 creative and thoughtful back-to-school activities and reflections with a 12-page editable parent welcome packet customizable to your classroom!
The following products are included in this file:
Fitting into Fifth Grade: Activities and Reflections
, which includes these activities:
--Application for an Amazing Year: This twist on the traditional student information form asks students to "apply" for an amazing school year on a form that combines elements of job and higher education applications.
--First Days' Letter to Myself: This template for a friendly letter can be used by students to write to themselves about their first days in 5th grade. It can be revisited at the end of the school year as a reflection activity.
--MyPods Activity: Students customize their own MyPod templates with apps that represent different aspects of their lives.
--The Mystery and History of the Fortune Cookie Activities: Students read and discuss a short informational passage about the history of the fortune cookie and then create their own cookies with fortunes for the year.
--Getting to Know Our Group Graphing Activity: All students complete a "Get to Know You" survey, then graph the data in small groups.
--The Life and Times of Me: What in the World Was Going On? Timeline Activity: Students apply timeline and research skills as they create a tier timeline of events in their own lives as well as national and world events that took place at the same time.
--Fact of Fiction Activity: This template can be used by students to write three facts and one fictional statement about themselves. When they share them, their classmates guess which one is fiction.
--Questions for the Teacher Activity: Create a comfortable and honest classroom environment with these cards that students can use to ask questions about your classroom and you during the first few days of school.
--Fifth-Grade Fast Facts Flip Guide: Students can write down, store, and refer to important facts about their procedures, schedule, grading scale, and more with their own DIY flip guides.
--The Friendly Feud: Welcome to Class Edition PowerPoint Game and Instructions
: This editable PowerPoint game is based on Family Feud and can be used to predict or review classroom procedures and policies as well as any other back-to-school topic you choose (2 versions included--.pptx and 97-2004).
Basic Back-to-School Parent Welcome Packet (Editable)
, which includes these editable pages:
Welcome Packet Cover Sheet with Checklist
Parent/Guardian Contact Information
Class Supply List
Classroom Wish List
Parent Homework (questions about child)
DIY Class Web Site Magnets
Your questions are welcome, and your feedback is appreciated!