The first week always seems to be filled with paperwork, collecting supplies and individual assessments. It is often difficult to keep students engaged while the teacher completes these tasks. Below, we have put together a collection of independent work that will hopefully help to keep your excited students on task!
Who Am I? Students complete the questions about themselves and draw a picture. (A word bank is provided to assist with spelling.) When students have finished, have classmates try to guess who each student is. These can also be a good item to hang up for open house to help parents learn about their child’s classmates.
The Book I Picked Find out how well students know basic text features. Students find and write the title and author’s name. They then draw a picture to show a part of their book.
Design Your Bookmarks Print this page and have each student create four bookmarks. These can be laminated, cut apart and placed in their book baggie or box. These large bookmarks are also a great reading tool when used for tracking during reading workshop.
Me Poster Students use words and pictures to tell about themselves. Consider this a free draw for your students to share information about themselves. As an extension, have students share their posters with classmates.
What’s the Order? Students put groups of 5 numbers in order from least to greatest.
People, Places & Things In this simple noun activity, students cut the noun cards and paste them in the correct category.
Learn about your students through simple sentence writing and pictures with these activities.