This is perfect to include in your end of year activities to keep students actively engaged before summer! However, the pages are designed so it can be used all year round as well.
★Please note: This resource is also included in my "Less Mess" Summer/End of Year Interactive Notebook Activities Bundle at a highly discounted rate.
My “Less Mess” Interactive Notebook Activities allow for two simple steps: cut around the border and glue it in. That’s it! They are perfect for teachers who may have their students for just one short period per day but still need to cover study skills. However, if you are a big fan of the “folds and flaps” that usually come with interactive notebooks, this resource can be a nice supplement to add to what you already have or to use on days when you may have less time.
The pages are designed so that they will work in spiral notebooks, composition books, three hole binders, or as individual activity pages if you are not yet fully ready to commit to interactive notebooks in your classroom.
★ You can view my entire "Less Mess" Interactive Notebook Activities line by clicking HERE.
This resource allows your students to "travel" to another country by way of doing research on the internet.
The first two pages are composed of slips with the countries' names for you to assign a country to each student. You could certainly do it any way you like whether by means of giving each student a slip, putting all the slips in a hat, putting all the slips on the board and then drawing numbers for students to select their countries, etc.
After that, students research their countries on the provided research sheet (with example included).
Students then "pack" their suitcases by illustrating important things to pack based on their research (for example: an umbrella for England, etc.)
Finally, students are able to summarize their research by writing postcards from the countries to friends, relatives, or even you! A postcard is provided for each of the 22 countries as well as a blank postcard if you want to allow students to choose their own countries. The postcards would be great in their interactive notebook but would also make a fun bulletin board display.