You’ve probably seen first day “Froggy Goes to School” activities before . . . but are they aligned to Common Core Reading and Writing Standards? Are they practical and useful, --require concentration and dexterity? Must students engage in critical thinking skills and consider successful student behavior along with classroom expectations? Are they fun and creative and produce a cool 3D art project for a nameplate or hallway dispaly all at the same time? This one is all of these! What a great way to start a school year . . .
In this lesson, students fold an origami frog from a 5 x7 notecard and personalize their little leaper to look like themselves. The frog will serve as a cool nameplate for desktops or a 3D classroom display, but we’re not done yet.
Let’s use our Froggies to talk about hopes and expectations for the school year, set goals with a ready-to-print planner, and write clearly using ready-to-print writing templates and graphic organizers.