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**Updated 7/2020 If you have purchased this resource already, please download the updated version under My Purchases.**
This back-to-school bundle is bursting with engaging & thoughtful student & parent resources for use during the first days and weeks of class.
This bundle includes three popular resources:
This resource includes 9 thoughtful, engaging, & creative student activities that are designed to fit one or more back-to-school themes: Get to Know You; Goals; Reflections; Policies and Procedures; and Skill Review.
★ Application for an Amazing Year: This twist on the traditional student information form asks students to "apply" for an amazing school year on a 2-page application 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 4th grade. It can be revisited at the end of the school year as a reflection activity. Included are a review of the parts of a friendly letter as well as a lined letter template.
★ MyPods Activity: Students customize the apps of their own MyPod templates with illustrations that represent different aspects of their lives.
★ The Mystery and History of the Fortune Cookie & Finding Fortune in Fourth Grade: Students complete a close read of an informational passage about the history of the fortune cookie and then write their own fortunes for the year on fortune cookie templates. A sample bulletin board idea is included!
★ Getting to Know Our Group Graphing Activity: Students complete a 10-question "Get to Know You" survey. Then, using data results from the entire class, they analyze and graph the responses using bar graphs. It also includes a review of bar graphs and questions for students to answer before and after graphing the data.
★ 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. Included are a review of tier timelines, a graphic organizer for events, and boy and girl timeline templates.
★ Fact or Fiction Activity: In this fun get-to-know-you activity, students 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 you, your classroom, the class schedule, and what you will be learning about. Illustrated question cards on which students can write questions are included.
★ Fourth Grade Fast Facts Book: In this quick reference booklet that they can reference throughout the year, students write and store notes about class procedures, schedule, grading scale, and more.
Let's play...The Friendly Feud: Welcome to Class Edition! Get students engaged and excited as they come back to school and into your classroom with this "Family Feud"-style game. Students will have a blast predicting or reviewing class rules, procedures, supplies, topics of study, teacher info, and more. This editable PowerPoint game is customizable to your needs and is a great option for distance learning!
As of July 2020, this resource has been completely updated and upgraded with additional slides, new graphics, audio, and a bonus round. Here are some features of this engaging and entertaining activity for the first days of school:
★ editable introduction slides to customize rules and scoring
★ 20 sample back-to-school classroom policies & procedures questions
★ 10 editable "Top 5" and 10 editable "Top 3" Question/Answer slides
★ editable 2-player Fast Money survey boards
★ editable scoreboard slide
★ editable winner slide
★ 1, 2, and 3 strikes slides
★ built-in hyperlinks for easy movement between slides
★ attention-grabbing animations and sound effects
★ appealing and easy-to-read background
★ detailed instructions for editing and game play
★ additional tools to facilitate the game (game set-up checklist, survey boards questions/answer key; Fast Money questions/answer key; survey boards scorecard; Fast Money scorecard)
★ two-for-one: original + updated & upgraded versions
Welcome parents to your classroom with this editable packet of 13 document templates that share important information about your upper elementary or middle school classroom. Created with PowerPoint, this resource is easy to customize & is ready to use. Use the provided wording or use your own. All documents are editable. Use as many or as few of this documents in your packet as you need. Edit, print, and assemble!
This resource includes the following templates:
This is a checklist of all items in the packet. It can be used as is or edited to reflect the items that you want to include in your own packet.
A sample parent letter with editable template for your own letter is included.
This editable document provides all of your contact information as well as the location of and method by which you will communicate classroom and school news & information.
Parent/Guardian Contact Information
This document allows you to collect contact information from parents and guardians.
This document explains the class rules as well as the consequences of following and not following them.
This document provides parents and students with an explanation of the policies related to grading: the grading process, late work, types of assessments, cheating, no name assignments, extra credit, absence work, and a grading scale.
This document provides an explanation of how homework is used in the classroom.
Class Supply List
This list explains the supplies that students will need for the year. I’ve included a sample list for reference.
Class Wish List
This document is an editable list of items that parents can donate to your classroom.
If your classroom has class jobs, you can use this document to list and describe the classroom jobs as well as the skills/characteristics needed to do the job well.
You can use this assignment to learn more about your students from their parents/guardians’ point of view.
DIY Class Web Site Magnets
This is an additional option for providing parents/guardians with a quick reference to your class Web site and/or any other contact information in the form of a handy magnet. Edit it how you need to, then create it with cardstock, a laminator, and sticky back magnets.
This bundle offers you READY-TO-USE, CUSTOMIZABLE, and FLEXIBLE resources that save you time as you prepare for the next school year. The Fourth Grade First Days Back to School Bundle is also now in digital and distance learning format!
Your questions are welcome, and your feedback is appreciated!