Writing centre. Samples of what students can work on include: Letter writing List making Story writing Start a Topic book (a book all about topic of student's choice) Comic strips Card making... All materials available for students at one location.
This is a great tool to use a teacher to model the beginning, middle, and end for the book The Very Hungry Caterpillar. I really liked this idea because I plan to teach Kindergarten or 1st grade and this is one of my favorite children's picture books.
Top Ten Read Alouds for Back to School. This is a collection of book titles for classroom teachers to read on the first day of school or the first week of school. The list is perfect for 1st grade, 2nd grade, 3rd grade, 4th grade, and 5th grade as well as families to read at home. Check out the detailed post at the Upper Elementary Collaborative Blog.