Wednesday, 5 August 2015

Favourite Back to School Things!


I'm delighted to be linking up with the Teaching Trio today to share a few of my favourite things!

Even though I'm closer to the start of the summer holidays than the end of the holidays, I thought I would share with you today a few of my favourite things to do on the first day/week back at school...

1. Share some of my favourite stories.

Do unto Otters is great for any age group in my opinion. As it happened, my class was called Otters last year so this book was perfect but I think I would share it with any new class in the future! Hunter's Best Friend at school is great for sharing with younger children to teach them about being god role models for each other and The Angel of Nitshill Road used to be a favourite for sharing with the older children. It's easily read aloud during the first week back at school and has some great messages.

2. All About Me Booklets

These make a quick and easy display and keep the kids busy while you try to do all those 101 things that need doing on the first few days back! You can grab my All About me book for free here.

3. Rainbow Name Acrostic Poems

This was a pinterest find and I loved making these and displaying in the window for the parents to see last year. Bright and fun to make!

What are your favourite first day of school activities? I'd love to hear about them so leave a comment below!

Don't forget to link up with the Teaching Trio for this fun linky!

1 comment:

  1. I love your rainbow name acrostic posters! What a perfect way to get a fun activity in while still keeping it a little academic at the same time! My favorite first day of school activity is goal-setting (both for our classroom, teacher and individual). It is so inspiring for me to see what my students hope to achieve within the year. Thanks for taking the time to link up and share with us!

    Funky in Fourth
    Teaching Trio