Hi Friends... I don't know about you, but on the first day of school I like get my kiddos writing RIGHT AWAY! After we get their supplies in order and get ourselves organized, I always do a read-aloud called How I Spent My Summer Vacation by Mark Teague.
Click this picture to check it out on Amazon.
After I read the story to them, we do a sharing circle on the carpet where we share Something We Did and Somewhere We Went so that all of the students have an opportunity to share. This is a PERFECT springboard for our first writing activity of the year! We will complete The Scoop on Summer Flip Flap Book to record all of our summer memories. It is a great way assess their writing skills, spelling skills, and cutting skills! I found out first hand last year that kids have trouble cutting...what in the world.... I nipped that one in the bud with my flip flap books. They were cutting machines by the end of the year :)
My friend Corinna over at Surfin' Through Second has already started school and I have a couple of weeks left, so she shared this picture with me! I was SOOOOOOOO excited that she shared it with me and she said her little ones loved it. I am a Happy Camper :)
There are a few design choices to pick from…
What's even better than this....is that this flip flap book is a FREEBIE in my TPT Shop!
Click the image below to download your free copy!
I hope you enjoy using it with your students this year!
Labels: 2nd grade writing, back to school, first day of school, summer narratives, summer writing