Welcome to September's Pinterest Pick 3 Linky hosted by Marissa from the Inspired Owl's Corner, Lisa from PAWSitively Teaching, and Ashley from Just Reed! It's September and school is back in session in many places. Next week, schools on Long Island are back too! I always love the beginning of a new year! There is so much hope for everything that can be. Kids are excited! Teachers are excited! Everything is brand new, organized and cleaned and expectations are high! It's just exhilarating! I found some cool pins to share with you! I hope they will give you some inspiration to try something new this year!
I love the idea of posting this chart before reading and reminding kids what to look for as the story is read. Each kids gets a post-it to write a note of something that happened in the story that matches a title on the chart. It's a great way to make kids active participants in the lesson and to keep them engaged as they share their ideas!
Unfortunately, this picture isn't as clear as it could be, but the idea is great. It's called the 100 Day Diary. Every day kids write a short entry in their diary, date it and illustrate it with a few quick drawings. They do this for 100 days. What a great way to celebrate the 100th day of school. They will surely realize how long a period of 100 days is! I like this idea as a quick do-now to be done every morning while everyone is settling down to work!
During the first week of school take your class picture with kids holding up letters to caption the picture. Once you have the picture it can be used over and over for so many things, such as, write a class book and place the picture with a few sentences about the authors, send a thank you note to a parent or school personnel on you class's personalized stationary, make an invitation using the picture to invite another class to attend something your class is hosting. You can also take special pictures throughout the year for different holidays or seasons. One example, give each kid a white fur-trimmed red hat and spell out Happy Holidays for a great holiday card! The possibilities are endless and the pictures chronicle the year in your class! Parents and the kids will love it!
Check out my Pinterest feed for more great ideas for September. Feel free to peruse my boards to find some awesome ideas.
Visit the other participating blogs for more creative ideas and leave comments everywhere to tell bloggers what you think. If you have an interesting activity for September, a recipe, or an anything-at-all pin, feel free to link up and share. Have fun! I wish you all a great school year!