Friday, August 22, 2014

Back to School Peek at My Week

I tried to get pictures of everything
we do the first week of school...
I really did! But... I forgot to take 
pictures of so many things!

Here are a few pictures though,
with some freebies and fun ideas!

I am linking up with

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Back to school gift bags:
animal print notepad, pencil, stickers,
bookmark and eraser.

Back to school safari:
Students hunt for mini plastic
safari animals.

Cookies we enjoyed after
reading the Kissing Hand.

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Decorating our book boxes
from IKEA.

Show what you know throw!
Students wrote in a friend's name,
crumpled the paper, threw it into
the air, grabbed a new paper and
wrote a new name.  No repeats
were allowed. This was great for
recognition of names!

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ELA and Math Review

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Our first story souvenir of the year!
Crayon eraser

Marshmallow fun after
reading the poem
Marshmallow Toes.
It's a freebie from

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Marshmallow Toes poetry activity {FREE}

The measurement activity is here!

Marshmallow Measurement {FREE}

Group project!
Building the tallest tower.
I gave each student 5 large
marshmallows and a cup full
of mini marshmallows.  Each group
got a handful of toothpicks and
the fun began!

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Sight word head hunt!

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Fry Word Head Hunt

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Back to school poems that
the students get to "co-author"!

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Back to School Poems

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We enjoyed a slice of cake
from the story to end our first
week of school!

Thanks for stopping by!


  1. This was an interesting post! I want to know more about your marshmallow activity. Did you give the students a set amount of marshmallows and toothpicks? Did they record their work on paper later? It looks like your students had an amazing first week back to school!

  2. Wow, looks like you had a very productive week!! I just love your cuties in those safari hats!! It looks like you are doing a wonderful job of creating a classroom community!! Thanks so much for sharing all these wonderful ideas, and thank you for reminding me of your awesome 'story souvenirs'!!! :-) Have a wonderful week!!
    Warmest Wishes, Erin from Kindergarten Dragons

  3. I want to be in your class!! Looks like such a fun and productive week. Thanks so much for sharing!

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  4. What a fun post! Have you ever had a marshmallow fight? Super fun to play Clean Your room. Thank you for all the cute ideas!