*Opinion writing template*Age suitability: Grades 5 - template provides a writing scaffold for students; while providing examples of sentence starters and ideas which positions the reader and the writer.
Might be a good way to start the year (especially if you have a lot of new students). I would allow students to pick some maybe) that they are willing to have shared. Then you could use it as an ice breaker also ~ Nice prompts for back to school.
Parent Teacher Conferences: 10 Tips and Tricks by Create-abilities Self-assessments for students to do right before a parent-teacher conference so that parents can see how the students think they are doing.