"Hello Neighbor!" - How to Make a Friend {"How To" Writing Activities}

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Back to School - A "Making Friends" Activity

This activity would be great at the beginning of the year to set the tone for the classroom. It would also be a good reminder throughout the year and especially meaningful around Valentine’s Day.

Every year it seems that we need to remind, or teach, students how to make a friend. More importantly, some students need to understand what it takes to KEEP a friend.

Wouldn’t that solve lots of the reoccurring clashes amongst certain students?

Why not combine that lesson with a silly song and “How To” writing lessons? My students LOVE Dr. Jean’s song, “Hello Neighbor.” Even if you are not a “singer” by nature, play the song and let the kids do the singing. I have included a page for the motions to go with the song.

*** Great news!! Dr. Jean has this song for free in her TPT store! She is the best!

Use the “Hello Neighbor!” song by Dr. Jean to spice up your writing lesson. Use these resources to remind, or teach, students how to be a friend in a silly and cheerful, yet methodical way. Maybe this will help the hard-to-get-along-with student to “see the light.” It’s always worth a try.

No matter what time of year you teach informational writing, this “how to” writing activity will be a good resource for a review, a preview, or the actual lesson. The silly song element will keep the students engaged and smiling.

** See the Table of Contents on one of the thumbnails to check what is included.

This is included in a bundle called Back to School Bonanza. If you would like to check that out, please click HERE.
Please click on each link below to see descriptions of each product that is included.
Post a Selfie! ...and Tell About Yourself!
Back to School ~ Snapshots of Summer {Craftivity with Writing}
Desk Tents: Introduce Yourself ~ Craftivity {Back to School}
"Hello Neighbor" ~ How to Make a Friend {"How To" Writing Activities}

I hope you enjoyed this resource! If so, I would love to hear what you think in the comment section of this product page.

Other items that may interest you:

Writing Activities ~ Some are similar in format to the "How to Catch a Leprechaun" FREEBIE
Literacy Activities to go with songs and chants:
The Silly Bear Hunt ~ Map Skills with a Literacy Twist! {Writing Activities}
The Plural Noun Song Pack ~ Tune of “Jingle Bells”

The Eagle Cam: Keeping an Eagle Eye on the Eagle Nest ~ Writing and Research Activities {This is great for life cycles!}

Friendly Letter Writing {Spring} ~ Templates
St. Patrick's Day
Easter
June
FREEBIE July
July
August / Back-to-School
BUNDLE {Summer / Back-to-School}

The Eagle Cam: Keeping an Eagle Eye on the Eagle Nest ~ Writing and Research Activities
{This is great for life cycles!}

UNPLUGGED! Writing Paper
Seasonal writing paper that is “UNPLUGGED!” ~ Writing paper with a certain theme, but it can be used with any craft that you may have already planned. Here are the themes that are available now:
St. Patrick's Day
Snowman {K-1}
Winter
Winter {Scrappy-style & Friends}
Valentine's Day ~ Grades K-1 {Set 1}
Valentine's Day ~ Grades K-1 {Set 2}
Valentine's Day ~ Grades 2-3 {Set 1}
Valentine's Day ~ Grades 2-3 {Set 2}
Valentine's Day 1-3 {Set 3}
Fall
Halloween
Thanksgiving


Literacy Activities to go with songs and chants:
The Silly Bear Hunt ~ Map Skills with a Literacy Twist! {Writing Activities}
The Plural Noun Song Pack ~ Tune of “Jingle Bells”

Math ~
Write It! 3 Ways in 3 Days ~ math representation scoot games/Task Cards
Look for new sets to come out for each month.
{Note: Each set will have all new numbers in them for varied practice from month to month.}

The months that are highlighted in green are ready to go and have a clickable link to the task card set.
August
September
October
Fall ~ 2-Digit (FREE Trial)
November {Fall} ~ 3-Digit
December
April {4-digit} ~ Random, I know, but I am creating these sets as my students need them.
Fall BUNDLE ~ This discounted bundle includes 5 Fall/Back-to-School sets.

My followers will get an automatic update when the new sets are posted.

My class in action ... check out my blog post here.

For photos of how I use these items and for free printables, stop by my blog sometime.
The Think Aloud Cloud

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Thanks for looking!
~ Carrie


Key Words: Back To School, Back To School activities, Back To School writing, Back To School introduce yourself, beginning of the year, How To writing, writing, friends, friendship, #kindnessmatters
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