Your new third grade students will enjoy being welcomed to the classroom with this fun word search puzzle. It's a fun back to school word search to be used the first day of school or really any time the first week of school. If your students are like mine, they love these. I use them to introduce vocabulary, or even just give it as morning work. Use it however you would like in your classroom.
In this "Welcome to 3rd Grade" themed puzzle, words are found forward, backward, up, down, and diagonally. I would consider it on the challenging side since students are looking for words in all directions.
**NOTE: This same word search puzzle is also available for 4th and 5th grades. It is the same puzzle with a different grade in the title.
Also, puzzles can be used as a literacy center if your students write about some of the words listed on the word search. It might provide a great opportunity for a beginning of the year writing topic. They could also use ten words in a sentence to give you an idea of what they know about sentence structure as the year begins.
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The words included in this "Welcome to Third Grade" puzzle are:
**Please....if you ever notice any mistakes, just send me a quick message. I appreciate you allowing me the opportunity to correct things before you rate the product. I can get things corrected in a jiffy, and you can redownload. This might include things like leaving a word out by accident, spelling something incorrectly due to a typo, etc. This rarely happens but just in case, I appreciate you giving me then chance to get it corrected for you. Thank you :-)
For more creative lesson ideas, click on 'elementary lesson plans' by my picture above.