Mary Brack Collage Journal Page - Would also be great as a watercolor study - practice different watercolor techniques, cut it out and arrange it, then cut words out of magazines

Collage Week- A good idea for the beginning of the year to get to know your students. You can hang them up on your bulletin board to display student work and show who your students are.

**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

I love this website.great prompts for journals.Just put the daily image/prompt up and students write each morning. There is a new prompt each day (some for older students). Very interesting topics

Have students make a heart filled with things they love; this is a great first day of school activity AND it can serve as writing inspiration too!

Heart Map: You make a map of things you love or things close to your heart and staple to the cover of your writing notebook; if you need an idea, look at your heart map!

Mixed Media Self Portrait. These were awesome. Little kids did the backgrounds, came up with words that described them and added it on top on canvas boards. Big wow factor for the parents. What an awesome idea!!

Mixed Media Self Portrait. Oil pastel and watercolor wash, artistic photograph, and poem. Children did the backgrounds, came up with words that described them and added it on top on canvas boards. Big wow factor for the parents. What an awesome idea!

MICROGRAPHY - This is an amazing alternative to All About Me assignments. I'll bet EVERY student (and every parent on Back to School night) would want to read/view this project. STEP BY STEP DIRECTIONS WITH PHOTOS

this is an amazing alternative to the I Am Poem or the All About Me Journal Enrty. I'll bet EVERY student (and every parent on Back to School night) would want to read/view this project. Possible Art/ELA combo project?

Goal setting pack (sports themed) with different writing ideas.  Perfect for Back to School

Goal Setting for Back to School

Goal setting pack (sports themed) with different writing ideas. Perfect for Back to School goal setting

"I am" statements for beginning of year - adding pic of student looking up at the statements is very creative.

Term 1 art - 'All about Me' "I am" statements for beginning of year - adding pic of student looking up at the statements is very creative.

BACK TO SCHOOL - ACTIVITIES FOR GRADES 3-5 (INTERMEDIATE) - TeachersPayTeachers.com

Back to School - Activities for Grades 3-5 (Intermediate)

Adapt to learn about the students likes/background. Do one place they went, one person they spent time with, and an experience.

All About Me Free Printable Book!

Free All About Me Book : Children love filling out their favorites and describing themselves, there's even a page to draw a portrait of themselves! Good for all ages, 7 printable pages. ** All Hand-Drawn Printables!

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