Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Back to School Assortment of First Day Forms and Activities

by Connie Casserly
Grades 6-12

Back to School - Getting to Know You
Enjoy the remaining lazy, hazy days of Summer by deleting one less task to think about for the 2014-2015 school year. Even if you expect that your ideas for these forms and activities will perch on a shelf in your brain until the week you unlock your classroom door, you know... you just know that they will crop up like poison ivy and become an itch that you feel you need to scratch when you should be relaxing and recharging.

Let this Secondary ELA product soothe that irritant. It offers

1. A "Student Information Sheet" with spaces for any student and parent contact information, the student's class schedule and a space for signatures that acknowledge parents, students and your understanding of the syllabus.
2. A "Parent Contact Record" for those times that you need or want to touch base with parents. I always liked to call home when a student did an awesome job completing and assignment, improved in a goal area or was a positive influence in class, as well as when I had to call for negative behavior or academic issues.
3. "What About Me? (Teacher Copy)" and "What About Me? (Student Copy)" allow students and teachers to point out what turns them on and off about class, with space to add some personal information.
4. The "Parents' Perspective Survey" allows parents a chance to discuss their child's strengths and problematic areas in English as well as in regard to any behavioral areas that might negatively affect the young person's academic success.
5. The "What's in My Name Collage" project presents students with a chance to show their personal selves. They reveal the Me You Don’t Know Yet in pictures and words-in a collage format, using the first letter of their first name as the foundation. Also, this project does double duty because it forms your Back to School Bulletin Board.

Download this offering from http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Back-to-School-FormsBack-to-School-Assortment-of-First-Day-Forms-and-Activities-746170($) and then kick back and relax, knowing that you are ready to roll into this new academic year.

Happy Teaching,

Teach it Write
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