On the first day of school when the students come in I have a First Impression Quiz on their desk. This is a FUN activity where they answer a series of true or false questions about myself based on my appearance or any preconceived notions. It is a
This is a two page handout that can be used for a writing lesson. The lesson is based on imagery and utilizing the five senses in writing modeled at a day at the boardwalk. The second page offers a graphic organizer where students can select their
This is an awesome worksheet that I created to go along with an ice breaker for the first day of school. I saw a few variations of the activity on Pinterest but wanted to make sure the questions aligned with upper elementary school students.
English Language Arts, Character Education, Back to School
This is a sixteen question comprehension packet that aligns with this Magic Tree House Fact Checker Book. The activity is broken down by chapters and an excellent resource to use right before Thanksgiving.
English Language Arts, Thanksgiving
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
Activities, Cooperative Learning, Cultural Activities
This is a bundle of activities that align with both Thanksgiving on Thursday and Magic Tree House Fact Checker: Pilgrims. This resource includes but is not limited to comprehension questions, identifying/analyzing text, character descriptions, open
This is a common core aligned digital resource that is shareable using Google Classroom and Google Drive. It is an interactive slides presentation where students are presented with a cover page, two pages of guided notes, and three activity pages
This is a great vocabulary, comprehension and analyzing text resource for anyone reading Thanksgiving on Thursday from the Magic Tree House series. It offers a vocabulary word scavenger hunt and two open response questions for students to answer.
This extra credit activity was designed to align with ABC Family's 25 Days of Christmas Movie Schedule for the holiday season. Starting in November, they begin a line-up of movies counting down to Christmas (the movies in November are not really
Creative Writing, Other (ELA), Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa
This is a journal prompt I like to give students on the first day of school after everyone has arrived. It allows them to reflect on how they felt before coming in, talk about their current feelings, and set goals for the upcoming year. I always try