Thursday, June 21, 2012

Everybirdie Is Welcome In Our Class!

I made a new craftivity for the first week of school! 
This is going to be so much fun! 
I'm calling it "Everybirdie is Welcome in Grade One". 
Of course, this can be altered to whatever grade you teach ;)

I think this will make a really nice bulletin board display!

I also made some writing papers to go with it:

And some bubble maps like this one:

You can find my entire pack at my TPT and TN stores! 

I can't wait to see these cute little birdies displayed on my classroom door :)

Want to win yourself this pack for free? 
Leave me a comment telling me what fun activities you like to do during the first week of school. 
I will choose a winner at the end of the week!
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11 comments:

Tammy said...

Wow - I love it! One of my favourite things to do the first week back is a name glyph. It's a great first art project and I can tell which ones are good listeners and prepare for those who are not!

Tammy
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KirstenKB said...

What a great idea for a back to school bulletin board.

At the beginning of the year, I make a "First Grader, First Grader What Do You See" book, based on the Brown Bear book by Eric Carle. It's a good way for us to learn each other's names!

Liz Langhoff said...

Really cute idea! This will be my first year teaching so I don't really have any tried as true activities but I've been told to do a lot of community building activities. I'll probably also do some activities about kids' names and being friendly to each other!
Liz
langhoff.elizabeth@gmail.com

Liz Langhoff said...

Really cute idea! This will be my first year teaching so I don't really have any tried as true activities but I've been told to do a lot of community building activities. I'll probably also do some activities about kids' names and being friendly to each other!
Liz
langhoff.elizabeth@gmail.com

Lori said...

I always teach my firsties a special "Pigeon House" song that my grandmother and aunt taught me when I was 5 or 6. (They are no longer alive now.) It has hand motions too. We always sing it right before we go home. If I forget to have them sing the song they will remind me!
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Miss Trayers said...

How cute! I need more community-classroom activities to do in the beginning-thanks for sharing!

NotJustChild'sPlay

Lisa R. said...

This is so cute! We do many literature based activities on The Kissing Hand & Chrysanthemum, as well as community building activities, like make friendship salad to establish that classroom bond.
Lisa
Learning Is Something to Treasure

Sandra said...

I'm thinking of doing some beginning of the year activities that Abby from the Inspired Apple did! But I am LOVING the everybirdie!

❤ Sandra
Sweet Times in First
sweettimesinfirst@gmail.com

Angel Read said...

I may use that! I plan to have a sky-themed classroom (with clouds and stars on the ceiling and all that, phrases like "Reach for the stars," etc. Birds would go right along with that!

Rebecca said...

SO cute! I just found your blog, and I'm your newest follower. I have taught third grade for 14 years, and will be moving to second grade next year. I'm really excited!

Waving from The Teacher's Chatterbox,
Rebecca

Sharon Dudley said...

Valerie, I just found your blog as I was browsing TN shops. I also just put up my own shop there, called Sharon's Shop! I'd like to enter the contest. Here are some things I like to do in the first week of kindergarten:

- Give each child a cup of Trix cereal. Have them sort them by color and tell me which pile has the most and which has the fewest. This activity is fun and it also allows me to see which children know their colors, which can follow directions, which can compare quantities, and in some cases which can pattern.

- I also love doing "Who Took The Cookie From The Cookie Jar?" This year I'm going to use Cookie Crisp cereal instead of buying chocolate chip cookies. It really helps us recognize each other's names.

I know both of these activities involve food, but it really seems to comfort the children in their new environment and allows them to be engaged by using all five senses.

Sharon Dudley, NBCT
http://teachingwithsight.blogspot.com
sharon.a.dudley@gmail.com

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