Introduce Math the first day of school in a "gotcha" kind of way with Jon Scieszka's book, Math Curse using either the book or suggested online video and follow-up with two actvities- a collage and/or a writing activity responding to a cute one page student prompt which includes the following: Today, after reading Math Curse, my teacher announced, "YOU KNOW, ALMOST EVERYTHING YOU DID DURING SUMMER VACATION HAS SOMETHING TO DO WITH MATH!" One activity includes a collage of activities with math concepts and the other includes an optional writing response. Included in this package: Teacher notes, a math alphabet, sample collage, idea bank, teacher prompts, writing sample, writing template, and suggested Jon Scieszka books to encourage reading. An original way to quickly identify your students' strengths and weaknesses. Excellent way to display student work immediately. Makes an eye catching bulletin board!