Freebie #1- I was looking at Facebook and HeidiSongs posted a question for a friend asking about what you do at meet and greets before school starts. One of the things that we do is pass out the first homework project of the year. In this project families basically make a scrapbook page that is all about their child. I got this idea from a friend a few years ago and I've been using it ever since! The pages turn out great and we learn so much about the kids and their families. Here is the letter we send home with a piece of construction paper.
Freebie #2- I got to thinking about my shared reading. I love using big books. We often use Thinking Maps after we are finished. I wanted to come up simple sheets that I can use after any story on my smart board, blown up on a poster for groups, or as individual worksheets. Here are a five that I came up with. I think I might even make them an option for students to use with Daily 5!
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