I'm linking up with the fabulous Erin, A.K.A. Mrs. Beattie, for her Back to School linky!
One of my favourite things to do over the summer is get my classroom website all ready for the first week of school. This year I am switching from a wiki site to a wordpress blog so I need to figure out the ins and outs of wordpress.
One of the things I always add to my site is a fun video that I show to the kids on the first day or week of school and then I post it to the site so parents can watch too or kids can rewatch at home. They get so excited to share their learning with their parents this way.
Here is a video I created a couple years ago using an awesome site called Xtranormal:
First day of school jitters
I made this to use with my grades 3-5 students but now I am teaching a 1/2 split class and I will be redoing this video.
I'm also happy to say that I finished my Back to School Activity Bundle! It's a mixture of literacy and math activities as well as forms for the first week of school that I've developed and used in my classroom over the last several years. The literacy and math activities are really geared for grades one and two but the other forms and get to know you activities can be used in just about any grade.
Here are some activity ideas from this bundle:
|I read my students The Important Book, by Margaret Wise Brown during the first week and then we complete our own "Important Book" about the first week of school using my template.|