Love this idea for the first day of school! Have the kiddos make something with playdough while you are taking care of first day housekeeping (supplies, etc.) Then have students write about what they made. Great for the 1st item in their writing portfolio!....My kiddos could draw or try to write what they made...that would turn it into a good assessment tool for me, too!
What a great idea for conferences~! This teacher makes a board of some handouts perfect for practicing at home, because so many times the parents want to help but aren't sure how (or don't have the materials). Brilliant!
Get your students on-task and engaged in science learning from the moment class begins! This 41-page packet includes short writing starters on Catastrophic Events and Weather themes. Also includes evaluation rubric. 2 formats for Starters - BINGO and individual cards. Great classroom management activity to open class! grades 6-8 $5.00