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First Day Jitters Back to School Activities BUNDLE Distance Learning Digital

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1st - 4th
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    This differentiated, Google Slides and printable/PDF Back to School Bundle & Distance Learning Activities includes AND my First Day Jitters, David Goes to School, and Beginning of the Year Poems & Activities.

    Aligned to Common Core, differentiated, and available in color and black white (David Goes to School is available in black & white only).

    To access the TPT Google Classroom digital version of this resource:

    Once you have purchased this product, go to each of the product's home pages. Once you are on the product's home page, take a look on the right hand side. You will see a red tab which reads “Create Digital Activity” (it's right below the "Download Now" tab). When you click on the "Create Digital Activity" tab, you will then be able to access the digital version.


    ★First Day Jitters★

    Updated♥ This differentiated First Day Jitters book study is a must as a companion to the book, First Day Jitters by Julie Dannenberg. Perfect to use on the first day and the first weeks of school. Take a look at the previews. You'll see the easy, meaningful and fun to implement activities.

    Back to School Bestseller. Take a look at the feedback!

    ☑ Aligned to CCSS but may still be used if you're not using common core!

    ☑ Differentiated (primary lined & solid lined available for lower/upper grade)

    ☑ Includes student blackline copies & anchor charts/posters without heading

    Included in the packet are these activities:

    1. Circle Map (includes cut & paste sentences to retell story)

    2. Story Sequence Graphic Organizer

    3. Story Sequence Flap Book (includes primary & upper lined paper)

    4. Beginning, Middle, End Flap Book (primary & upper lined paper)

    5. Beginning, Middle, End Graphic Organizer

    6. Story Elements Graphic Organizers (primary & upper lined paper)

    7. Story Vocabulary & Definitions (one page)

    8. Story Vocabulary & Definitions Cards (two sets)

    9. First Day Feelings Chart/Anchor Chart/Poster

    10. Jitters Synonyms & Antonyms Chart/Anchor Chart/Poster

    11. Jitters Synonyms (Boy & Girl version)

    12. First Day Feelings Bubble Maps (3 versions)

    13. Character Traits List (Chart/Anchor Chart/Poster)

    14. Character Analysis Activity

    15. Character Traits Bubble Maps (3 versions)

    16. Venn Diagrams (3 versions)

    17. Story Predictions (2 versions)

    18. My First Day Feelings Narrative Writing/Writing Sample

    19. Craftivity/Page Toppers (24 kid templates available!)

    20. Color Labels for Class Graph (includes kid portrait templates)

    21. First Day Jitters Student Blackline Copy

    22. Cover Page in B/W for student packet & in color for class book

    Looking for More Back to School Resources?☟

    First Day Jitters Banner

    Close Reading Chart & Bookmarks

    Distance Learning Update Terms of Use, March 2020

    This resource was created by Sally Avalos for Teaching from my Heart©. This resource may be used by the original purchaser for single class use only. Teachers may distribute this product electronically to their students. Only their students should have access and it should not be publicly posted. If you want to share this resource with colleagues, please purchase additional licenses from TPT. Duplication for an entire school, an entire school system, or commercial purposes is strictly forbidden without written consent from the publisher. Thank you for respecting these terms of use.


    ★David Goes to School★

    David Goes to School by David Shannon is a fun story to read at the beginning of the year to teach your students about class rules and expectations.

    •This 74 page packet is differentiated (primary & solid lined pages).

    •Aligned to the common core standards.

    The following common core standards are addressed:

    -Reading Standards for Literature 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7 & 9

    -Writing: Text Types and Purposes 1 (Opinion), & 3 (Narratives)

    Included in the packet are the following 21 activities:

    1. Fiction or Informational Text Activity

    2. Tree Maps

    3. No, David! Writing

    4. Yes, David! Writing

    5. No David! Circle Map

    6. Yes, David! Circle Map

    7. Beginning, Middle, End Foldable Activity

    8. Story Sequence Foldable Activity

    9. Story Sequence (in color & B/W)

    10. Main Idea

    11. Asking Questions About the Story

    12. Making A List Activity (list things David should/should not do)

    13. Character Analysis

    14. Character Traits List

    15. Venn Diagrams

    16. Story Predictions

    17. Making Connections

    18. Central Message/Lesson Learned Narrative

    19. Opinion Writing

    20. Templates for David Craftivity

    21. My Class Rules Page

    ★Also included is a cover page for a student/class book!


    ★Beginning of the Year Poems & Activities★

    Back to School Poems. This 31 page packet includes 7 poems in color & b/w and The Golden Rule! Also included are 3 writing activities and two student contracts (for the two pledges/poems). I use every single one of these poems at the beginning of the school year, and throughout. My students love them!

    I made the poems into posters to put up in my room! We read My Promise and My School Pledge regularly to help my students do their best daily!

    Poems included:

    1. My Promise (includes writing activity & contract to sign)

    2. Back to School (includes writing activity)

    3 August Song (Use this if you start school in August)

    4. September Song (Use this if you start school in September)

    5. The Nicest Thing (Includes writing activity-making new friends)

    6. My School Pledge (includes student contract to sign)

    7. Cooperation (Excellent to review behavior for centers, etc.)

    8. The Golden Rule (I have this up all year!)

    10 things to do with these back to school poems:

    1. Welcome your students to a new year with fun, appealing poetry!

    2. Do shared reading from day one!

    3. Use these poems to begin your poem journal, folder, book, etc.

    4. Begin your poetry center!

    5. Put them in a poetry folder for your students to enjoy!

    6. Practice fluency!

    7. Practice intonation!

    8. Practice expression!

    9. Practice, review, & teach rhyming, sight words, vowels, etc.

    10. Have fun reading them over and over!


    ★★★BONUS FILE: Whole Body Listening Packet★★★

    Whole Body Listening” and “Give Me Five” are great classroom management strategies to incorporate at the beginning of the year and throughout. This is a set 10 of posters to help you use these attention grabber signals using engaging visuals. Great for the Beginning of the year or Back to School to teach routines & expectations.

    Included are 5 Whole Body Listening & 5 Give Me Five Posters in the colors shown above

    and also in black & white. Enjoy!

    ★★NOTE About Accessing the TPT Digital Opinion & Narrative Versions:★★

    Digital versions can be accessed from the Opinion & Narrative Bundle's home page, or from "My Purchases." From the Opinion or the Narrative home page, right below the product's preview pictures on the left hand side, you will see the individual listings of the Opinion & Narrative Writing. Click on each of the products. Once you are directed to each of the product's home pages, you will see a red tab which reads: Create Digital Activity (it's right below the "Download Now" tab. When you click on the "Create Digital Activity" tab, you will then be able to access the digital version.


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    Sally Avalos

    Total Pages
    282 PDF Pages + Google Slides
    Answer Key
    Teaching Duration
    2 Weeks
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