Tuesday, July 31, 2012

What's Your Favorite Back to School Activity

Jodi, from Fun in First Grade wants to know what our favorite back to school activity is and I'm linking up to share mine with all of you. Since I teach K-2, I've decided to share my favorite activity for each grade.

My kindergartners will make a class book called Who Am I? You can read all about it here. This is what the book looks like:

You can get a copy for yourself by clicking on the image above.

My first graders will do an activity called Words that Describe Me. They draw a big portrait of themselves and then brainstorm some words to describe themselves. Then, they'll add the words to their portrait. 

I made a back to school version and you can get it by clicking on the image below.

And, finally, my second graders will make a class book about our rules and procedures. You can read all about how I do this and see some pictures here. You can grab your own copy of the book by clicking on the image below.

I look forward to reading all about your favorite back to school activities so be sure to link up!

Fun in First

Be sure to check my blog tomorrow, as I will be participating in Jessica Sanford's Magical Product Swap!


  1. I love your back to school portrait! I love having the students draw in black, sharpie markers (we talk about the word permenant!) and then watercolor in the lines. It really makes the picture pop!

  2. LOVE the words to describe me activity!

  3. I love the words to describe me activity! How cute!! Thanks for linking up :)

    Fun In First

  4. I'm with jodi, I love that they cut and paste the words to label themselves. I always have them do a self-portrait, this just gives it a little umph!
    By the way, i am going to try having a 'Linky Party for Classroom Designs and Bulletin Board Ideas' starting tomorrow on my page. Would love if you would link up and share some pics of your room and boards.

  5. Love the Who Am I book. I can't wait to use it! I nominated you for the Versatile Blogger award. Stop by my blog to pick it up!


  6. Thanks for the great ideas!


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