Going Back to the Past

This is the first time I'm linking up for Throwback Thursday - it's from:  http://www.thefirstgradeparade.blogspot.com/ 

Since I only started my blog during April school vacation, I don't have a lot to go back to, but I'll share something that I posted on May 5th.  This is the lesson I used when I applied for the Mass. Master Teacher Training Program.  Plus, this could be a great back to school activity.

Give Me 5 Adjectives!
This is one of my favorite activities of the year!

The kids think of 5 adjectives that describe them.  Then they think of 2 reasons that exemplify how that adjective describes them.  I usually have them complete an organizer with 2 columns:  one with the adjective and the other with the 2 reasons.  When they are done with the drafting and writing of their "hand", they trace their hands and put one adjective in each of their fingers.  They decorate their hands colorfully and creatively.  When they're done, they share their writing and decorated hands with their classmates on the rug. 


I tried to enlarge these photos so you'll be able to see samples of the writing as well as the detail the kids put into decorating their hands. 

Here is a link to the activity at Teachers Pay Teachers if you would like to download the file for free!


Please let me know if you have any questions, Susan

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