Just in case you are looking for some Back to School products, here are some great ones from my store (just click on the image to go to the product page):
Beginning of the Week Activities and Management Tools for the Whole Year
This is a mixed bundle of activities, forms, printables, and ideas that will help get your year off to a great start! Download it here.
Spelling Activities for Any List
Here are 54 different activities to use with your spelling program! Each activity comes in two formats: for 16 words or for 20 words. There is also a Word version so you can edit as needed for your class. Perfect for differentiated spelling programs.
If you are trying to avoid worksheet-type activities and would prefer students to work on notebook paper, I also have spelling activities in card format here or in a Tic-Tac-Toe Menu Choice Grid here.
Discussion and Writing Prompts
You can also find journal 252 prompts are also organized in Tic-Tac-Toe Menus here. That is enough for the entire school year!
If you are looking for ways to shake up your reading program, consider this set of 15 Creative Book Reports with Grading Rubrics. Perfect for independent reading programs – or use with the whole class!
If you are looking for task cards, I have made a catalog of all of them in the form of a Google Docs spreadsheet.
Of course, I also have a variety of freebies to help during those first weeks. Here are my favorites:
- Get to Know You Jenga
- Student Search (Grades 2-3)
- Student Search (Grades 4-6)
- Friendship Cards
- Character Word Strips
Followers of Minds in Bloom will know that I rarely promote my own for-purchase products as blatantly as I just did. So, please let me know: Was this okay, or did it put you off? I promise that Minds in Bloom will never become the sort of blog that contains post after post of self-promotion, but I would like to know if it is okay to do a little more than I have in the past. Please comment with your honest opinion.