You're Finally Here First Week Back To School Activities, Printables & Craft

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A back to school book companion for You're Finally Here by Melanie Watt with a FULL first week of fun! Filled with back to school activities for getting to know you, games, writing opportunities, adorable (and hilarious) class anchor chart, and character craft it also includes a bulletin board which doubles as a first day photo booth with signs to hold for grades K-4 and Prep Year -Year 3. *Note: I have added 4th grade photo booth signs and writing templates that do not appear in the Preview.
**UPDATE- This book is now back in stock and available on Amazon (US), with an even better price on Amazon Canada and See direct links below.

You're Finally Here, by Melanie Watt, author of the Scaredy Squirrel series is available online at Indigo Books and Amazon Canada.

Here's how it works:

The very impatient, and often bored, bunny of a book character is waiting and waiting for his readers! When they finally arrive he is overjoyed! I've created this unit to accompany the book and convince my new class that, just like the book character, I've been waiting, and waiting, and WAITING for them to arrive! Included are lots of fun, first day of school and all week long activities for reading, writing, and getting to know new friends. The unit also includes a fun student booklet for students to explain what took them so long to get to your class, getting to know you partner and team games, a prewriting chart with all of the chart parts, a goal setting writing craft, 2 bulletin board displays with time saving teacher's notes, title lettering and directions for making the character, first day desk notes, a roam the room activity, and photo booth signs for a first week keepsake card for parents. My class LOVED it and I know yours will too!

Included in the download:
Blackline versions of all color pages
Prewriting chart with chart parts and make your own sticky notes templates
What Took You So Long? student writing booklet
Almost, Pretty Soon, Until, Finally- All About Me printable
Journal Prompts for introducing journal routines and taking a baseline writing sample
The Bored Game- Icebreaker game for partners or teams with spinner and recording sheet.
How Long? Hop- Roam the Room Activity that can also be used as task cards
What Took You So Long? Student photo writing craft and bulletin board display with ideas and templates for a Meet the Teacher Night preview
I’m Finally Here Writing Craft and classroom display title sign
First Day Desk Notes
How’s It Going So Far? First day writing activity for taking a writing sample or baseline
(includes primary and elementary handwriting line styles).
I'm Finally Here! Photo booth signs for first week parent keepsake cards (Grades K-4 plus Prep Year-Year 3 title signs included)
Please download the preview for a closer look.

Looking for the book?
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Indigo Books

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Each unit includes interactive charts, reading skills & writing activities, vocabulary work, literacy centers, culminating projects, and bulletin board displays.

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