These really come in handy for sub plans, early finishers, homework supplements, and morning work. I've been adding some independent research projects, reading comprehension, and complete writing activities. Yup, these are a life saver.
Here are the links to each month: Back to School, October, November, December, January, February, March, April, May, June and July
Next, I'd have to say I'm super in love with the printable companions I've started adding to my monthly writing task cards. I've had these task cards for a really long time, but I wasn't always happy with the results the kids were producing when working on them. I would notice them taking a crazy amount of time to set up the paper leaving little time for the actual writing. So now, they have a printable journal with the topics right inside! They match the task cards, but I honestly haven't been using them since I have the companions. I been choosing about 10 topics from the printable companion, stapling them into little books and using them as a teaching opportunity. We brainstorm together, turn and talk about ideas, model, and then they write and share. I've been careful about mixing up the activities to include all different forms of writing to make it fun and meaningful. I only wish I had done this back in August!
Easy links to each month: Back to School, October, November, December, January, February, March, April, May, June
These are bundled: The printable companion is NOT in the bundles (yet!) but if you buy the bundle, just email me and I'll send the completed ones to you. Bundle One & Bundle Two.
And finally, number three would have to be my monthly bulletin board banners. There are at least 2 for each month and they can easily be done in class or sent home for a project. No prep is involved and your work display for the month is done in a snap! I have a clothesline across my window where these usually go making a nice bunting, but shooting a picture into the light when they're hung up has been a total disaster, so here's an idea of how they look laid out on my table. They're on tpt HERE.
They're formatted to print on legal, but they come out just fine on letter size. In fact, the ones above are letter sized. Sometimes I cut colored construction paper to size which makes them really pop.
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