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Glad to be in Grade 3. (Or, any grade, I suppose.) "I really want to learn about...; I wish we could...; I'm wondering about...; I'm nervous about..." Awesome idea to give you some insight into your kiddos at the beginning of the year. =)

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Back to School: Beginning of the Year Activities Pack

Class book activity on positive and negative consequences, and the classroom as a community. Perfect for Back-To-School. $

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25 Back to school crafts

first day of school gift, I'm so going to have to stick one of these in My boys'lunch boxes this coming school year =)

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Time for School Year Reflections

School Year Reflections Freebie including a blank customizable version

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I'm Done Checklist for When Kids Think They Are Done with Writing

I'm done with my writing

Letter to go with Chrysanthemum story I always due at the beginning of the year - quick fill in for parents of how child got their name.

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Dear Mr. Farmer ... a Persuasive Writing Activity

Dear Mr. Farmer ... a Persuasive Writing Activity - letter from the turkey to the farmer telling him why he shouldn't eat him.

Newspaper generator. Very cool -- type in your story, and the website makes it look like a newspaper article.

Purposeful Talk... with lots of modeling, this could be an awesome anchor chart to remind students of how to talk/listen to one another, especially with the onset of the new ELA common core state standards!!