This 1st - 5th grade differentiated Back to School booklet will help make your first two weeks of school easier and provide your students with a beautiful memory book.
The beginning of the year is a super time to begin a keepsake for your students. In my class, I use this booklet for the first two weeks of school as rules and procedures are being reinforced. When they complete the booklet, I keep it until the end of the year and use my End of the Year Memory Book combined with this book as an end of the year present to each student. Both books are bound together as one with a special DVD movie of memories of our class throughout the year.
It is truly ideal because many pages include activities compatible for every school-aged child regardless of academic level. It's also a great way to get to know your students and each other. In my classroom I complete a booklet, too, to use as an example. Sharing my sample with the class not only gives them a visual, but also helps them get to know more about me. During carpet time, they share components of their book with shoulder partners.
There are several pages that can be used for all grade levels. Included in this packet is:
A cover page (1st through 5th grade)
A Portrait of me
All About Me
My Favorites (2 pages)
My Favorite Books and Authors
Three Goals for This School Year
My Perfect Teacher
My First Day of School Thoughts
A Letter to My Teacher
My Classroom Rule