Didi this last year! jw.... 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! Schools Activities, Plays Doh, Schools Ideas, Brain Teaching, Plays Dough, 1St Day, Schools Years, Schools First, 1St Grade
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First Day of First Grade mini pack from traditionslaughter on TeachersNotebook.com (11 pages) - This 11 page mini pack is just perfect for celebrating the 1st day of 1st grade. Let's face it - the days fly by in the beginning of the school year with procedures, read alouds, assemblies, etc. You don't need a HUGE packet to cram all the 1st
I roll it into balls (one for each student), poke a small hole in each with my finger, add a few drops of food color and then cover the hole. I then place each ball into a ziploc bag and put a bag at each child's seat for their arrival. After they arrive I instruct them to squish up the bag to see what happens. They oooh and ahhh over the "magic".
First week of school time capsule- stamp & date their itty handprints, measure their height with yarn, and have them fill out a little first day info sheet with their self portrait on the back. Then save 'till the last day of school and have them open it and do the exact same activity! I was thinking maybe to hold it until graduation. :)