Last year I used this Welcome Back banner outside my classroom for Meet the Teacher and the first few weeks of school.
Since then, I’ve had some ask if I could make more banners like it with holidays, subjects, etc. I would definitely make more if I had time, but goodness, y’all know how it is…there is never enough time in the day! SO, I made an editable one for you all that you can download straight to your computer and add any words, fonts, clipart that you would like. You can download it here.
Included in the download is directions on how to insert a text box and how to create the “layered look”. Kimberly Geswein also has a tutorial here on how to create that look if you are more of a visual learner.
I used the same banner to display my birthdays on last year. I added the months to the bottom and clothespins to write my student’s names and the date of their birthday on.
I laminated the banner so that I could use it year after year. The best part about it….it’s FREE!!
While I’m sitting at OT for little P, I thought I’d share a fine motor activity with y’all! 😬 I’ll be doing preschool with him at home next year (his daycare got torn up by a storm🌪) and fine motor + alphabet are two things we’ll be hitting all year. So, I wanted to incorporate as much of both into one activity as I could. 💪 These lacing cards are going to work his little fingers all while learning the alphabet and letter sounds. 🍎 These (+ several other fine motor mats) are available in my store! // Link below 💜💜 www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Alphabet-Activities-Lacing-Letter-Mats-Fine-Motor-Lacing-Card...... See MoreSee Less
A few years ago I used this Friend-Diagram activity with my students to teach compare and contrast! I always love how they turn out! It’s FREE on the blog and I re-shared it in my Weekly Recap (several weeks ago) on the blog, too! Hope you can use it! Link here 👉 // smittenwithfirstblog.com/weekly-recap-3/... See MoreSee Less
Sticky Tables was a class favorite years ago! It gets kiddos up and moving!! 🤩 It works with multiple subject areas/standards and can also be used for informal assessments! 👍 My last post showed how to use it with skip counting and here I show it used with subitizing/number sense, ABC order, and handwriting practice. See previous post for directions on how to play 💜💜 ... See MoreSee Less
Re-sharing this skip counting number lines activity from years ago! 👉 Skip counting from any given number is such an important skill for our little ones - not just reciting 2,4,6,8,etc! Here's how we did it! Put sticky notes on the table, each student chooses one sticky note to start off with and then they just fill in the boxes using an expo marker on their desk! You could even use washi tape to create the number lines! ... See MoreSee Less