All about me craft.  "I am..." Awesome results.  The background was made from cutting colorful pictures from a magazine and then gluing them on.  She typed things that described herself and then cut them out and arranged them over the top.  LOVE this! Tutorial

Great watercolor study - have them practice different watercolor techniques, cut it out and arrange it, then cut words out of magazines idea for names of god

Kindergarten

Magic spoon cvc practice of real and nonsense words--great for initial sound practice! Also use initial letter sheet and word family spoon.

**VIDEO** post about implementing Writer's Workshop in your classroom!! Lots of great tips :)

Love the "I can't imagine life without" for their journal to intro our narrative unit--**VIDEO** post about implementing Writer's Workshop in your classroom! Lots of great tips

LOVE! Self portrait hand prints - dewestudio lesson Have the students write about their year.  What did they think __grade was going to be like, what was it really like? How have they grown? What new things about themselves did they learn?  Fill the hands with patterns and the background with their writing.

Self-portrait hand prints – A fantastic art & writing activity for kids of all ages! Students write about their year then decorate their hand print & border with patterns and the background with their writing.

Thanksgiving writing project or first and last day of school to show progress in writing.

- do with heart shape with a grateful heart- Thanksgiving writing project or first and last day of school to show progress in writing.

FINGERPRINT POETRY TEMPLATE GRADES 4-12, UNIQUE WRITING, BACK TO SCHOOL - TeachersPayTeachers.com

Fingerprint Poetry Writing Template Grades 4-12, Unique writing, Back to School

Clothespins on Hangers to practice alphabetical order (leave out some letters? write words on clothes pins? etc.). Lots could be done with this idea

Clothespins on Hangers to practice alphabetical order (leave out some letters? write words on clothes pins? Lots could be done with this idea. Order clothespin numbers on a separate hanger that looks like a number line.

Characterization Thumbprint Lesson--LOVE this! I'm doing it as a final activity with my survival themed books!

First, let every student make a fingerprint onto white paper. Next, blow up their fingerprints using the photocopier or larger). Then, Have your kids write words and phrases about themselves along the lines and whorls of their fingerprints :) Cool idea

21 Paint Chip Craft Ideas | The New Home Ec

The Snail's Trail: What's In The [work]BOX? Handmade Word Family Game - (One for my kids and one for my favorite grade teacher!

Thumbprint Self-Portrait. The kids make this based on their actual thumbprint and write a narrative about themselves... how old you are, things you like and don't like, your hopes and dreams for the future.... LOVE this!

Thumbprint Self-Portrait. The kids make this based on their actual thumbprint and write a narrative about themselves. how old you are, things you like and don't like, your hopes and dreams for the future. LOVE this for the beginning of school!

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