Looking for a great first day of school activity? Look no further! After reading "The Night Before Kindergarten" or "The Night Before First Grade", both written by Natasha Wing, have your students draw and write about the night before their first day of school!
Editable book covers are included for you to customize to YOUR class and the school year. There are two choices for a cover-- one that says "Class Book" which allows you to simply type the year and one that says "Written & Illustrated By" which allows you to type a class name such as "Miss Hargrove's Class" followed by the year.
I display the drawing & writing page on my SMART Board to show students how to start their sentences. I have my students write "(Student's Name) felt _____", but they can also write a sentence about what they did the night before.
I display the final book in the hallway on a table at Back to School Night. Parents love looking at it before they come into the classroom! Afterwards, you can keep it your classroom library for students to look back on all year long! :)
The font I use to type my class name is MTF Jumpin' Jack EXT which can be downloaded for FREE here: http://misstiina.com/fonts/mtf-jumpin-jack-ext/
The font I use to type the year is KG Be Still & Know which can be downloaded for FREE here: https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/KG-Be-Still-Know-Personal-Use-348443
Enjoy and happy teaching!