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My First Day of School
In this Junie B. Jones activity learning exercise, students think about their first day of school and create a comic strip using the 8 boxes to depict their day.
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First-Day-of-School Activity: The Kissing Hand
Looking for an interactive back to school activity? Start by reading the book The Kissing Hand, and having your class discuss their feelings about the first day of school. They trace their hand onto paper, cut out the paper hand, paint a...
K - 2nd Health
Comparing and Contrasting Yourself to a Character
First and second graders explore character as a story element. They listen to the first part of the story First Day Jitters by Julie Danneberg and observe the teacher modeling a compare and contrast characters activity. Learners listen...
1st - 2nd English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Preparing For The First Day Of School
Youngsters analyze a book discussing a child's fear on the first day of school. They discuss the characters in the book, The Teacher from the Black Lagoon. Then they discuss their own fears and uncertainties about starting a class with...
K - 2nd English Language Arts
Picture Fists Full of Kisses
Ease children's back-to-school jitters with this primary grade lesson based on the book The Kissing Hand by Ruth E. Harper. Starting off with a singing of the song "I Wish I Had a Little Red Box", children go on to discuss and create a...
Pre-K - 2nd Math CCSS: Adaptable
100th Day of School Collections
Celebrate the 100th day of school with a few great 100 themed stories and classroom activities. The books Benny's Pennies and 100th Day Worries are suggested for reading, making 10 piles of 10 objects is encouraged, and 5 extra lesson...
K - 2nd English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable