Monday, August 20, 2012

Rockin' Into a New School Year!

Classroom freebies

Hello everyone!  I hope you are all surviving the Back to School craziness without *too* much stressing!  We're officially on Day #8 (we went back earlier than ANYONE I have heard of so far!) and things are starting to settle down an itsy bit.  I'm ready to leap into the blogging world and look forward to sharing ideas with the many fabulous educators in our online community!

To begin, I'd like to share a freebie that I linked up over at Classroom Freebie's Manic Monday post.  This is a fun craftivity from my Back to School pack.  I'm jamming out with a Rock Star theme this year, and this guitar writing craft was just perfect.  Even if your classroom isn't bedazzled (as one of my firsties put it), this would still be a fun activity for the beginning of the year.  The children have to write about what makes them a rock star (or in other words, what makes them special!)

Click on the picture for your copy!!      

If you liked this craft, you many enjoy some of the other activities in my Rockin' Into A New School Year pack.  There are some more fun Rock Star themed activities, and many general Back to School goodies!

Click above to view this pack in my TpT store!

A big part of going back to school is meeting with new families and explaining expectations for the year.  My school hosts a  Back to School night during the second week of school to give teachers the opportunity to explain all the fabulous things going on in our classrooms (or, in other words, I have to give a presentation to adults who are much more intimidating than 6 year olds!)  I like to butter them up by having the students write a letter to their parents welcoming them to our classroom and thanking them for all they do.  This year I decided to incorporate that adorable little apple poem about parents being teachers too ...  Below is what I came up with!

I'm going to have the kids color/decorate the apple and then write a little note to their parents below.  Click on the picture to grab your copy if you think this might butter up your parents also!

Have a great week!


  1. Your freebie looks cute, but it's saying I have to request access to see it. I'll swing back by and try it again later. :)

    1. Hey Christi ... I'm sorry about that! I didn't realize I had to set Google Docs for public access (I'm such a newbie at all this stuff) I *think* it should be fixed now. Thanks for stopping by!

  2. You did a great job! I am still learning too.
    (Too tired to find url on my computer)