This is a pack of fun themed writing paper for the first day of 3rd grade. It's titled 'My first day as a 3rd grader". Each page is set up the same, but there are 15 fun patterns to choose from. Students can color in the pattern once they are finished writing. It's not an in depth/time consuming coloring activity, but it makes the finished product look whimsical and fun, especially if they use lots of different colors. It might be the perfect way to wind down the first day..... a short writing and coloring activity.
A lot happens on the first day of school. Kids have a lot of emotion and they are exposed to lots of new information. It's the perfect time to get a quick writing sample. The space provided is suitable for a detailed paragraph, but not much more unless you add additional notebook paper. You're not asking them to go through the writing process, but by writing a short recap of their day you can tell a lot about their grammar and writing skills......sentence structure, punctuation, spelling, capitalization, and so much more.
There is also a photo frame for students to illustrate something representing their day.
On the first day of school, students learn about their new teacher, their classroom, rules and expectations, their schedule, and so much more. No one is short of a writing topic.:-)
The finished product will look great mounted on colored paper and displayed in the classroom or hallway. Parents will love reading them when they come in for curriculum night/open house. They are a fun keepsake for parents.
Click on the preview to see all patterns included.