Back to School Activities: (Beginning of the Year Mini Unit): 3D Balloon Craft: 13 pages: This craft will make your classroom colorful by hanging this on your ceiling. This mini packet will help you get to know a little about your little ones while keeping them occupied on the first day/s of school. Fun to do, easy to assemble and colorful when done! ;) This can also fit to your back to school unit.
Children write or draw their goals for the new school year and decorate the banners. You string them up and hang them around the classroom. They serve as a great reminder for students, too! There are two different banners included. Banner two has a kindergarten, first, and second grade version.
Find Someone Who... A great resource to use as an ice breaker; ideal for a new tutor group. This encourages students to get up and about communicating with others to extract information and find things in common, breaking the ice and begin bonding with one another! TES Teaching Resources
A curriculum mapping document which outlines the content of the new National Curriculum (2014+) for primary schools. There is one page for each year group (Y1-Y6) showing the expected content to be covered, including yearly outline for core subjects, a suggested sequence for History, and biennial sequences for other foundation subjects. Based on the final detail released in September 2013.
Working wall - The wall should exemplify the writing process from the 'reading as a writer' stage to the 'nearly finished' stage. Final presentations can be displayed in public areas of the school or in anthologies, portfolios or folders. The wall represents a workshop approach to writing - where the 'tools of the trade' are accessible, and added to, as the process develops. It is a good idea to allow children to make contributions to the wall; post-it notes are an ideal resource for this.