Welcome! I’m so excited to be participating in the Back to School Blog Hunt! I’ve been back to work since August 1st. The teachers in my building have been back full time all week this week for professional development. Kids start tomorrow!
I’m a big fan of doing writing activities at the beginning of the year. First, I think it’s the easiest way to get a quick gauge of your students. You can see their spelling abilities, which often translate to reading abilities in the primary grades. You can see their handwriting. You can identify those “I did it in 30 seconds and I’m DONE!” students. Plus, they’re usually something you explain in a few minutes, the kids begin working, and you don’t have to give a lot of direct instruction.
I hope I’ve given you a few resources you’ll think about using to start off your year! If you’re new to the blog hop, click the links below to check out the posts you’ve missed. If you’re finding this post a bit after the fact, make sure you go and check out all the great freebies and ideas!