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A Few Freebies for My Friends!

Hello Friends,

As I have been working on my preparations for Back to School, I thought I would share with you a few links to some FREE Back to School resources in my store.....
If you are looking for something to "break the ice" on the first few days of school, play this game with your kiddos. To play, children are asked questions that can be answered with a YES or a NO. Thumbs up and thumbs down posters are located on opposite ends of the classroom and students stand between the two signs. As questions are asked, they move to the side of the room with the poster that shows their answer. As they move, they learn that some kids are like them and some kids are different from them. At the conclusion of this game, kids are giggling and feeling comfortable with their new environment! I have been playing this game with my kiddos for the last 5 years and it is a hit every year!
I am not sure how your kiddos put their supplies away, but we do a little scavenger hunt with our students the first day of school. Actually, our kinders bring their supplies to school when they come in to our "Meet the Teacher" morning. With their parents, they explore the classroom while at the same time putting away their supplies. I LOVE doing this because the HUGE job of organizing supplies is half done when the morning ends!
Finally, this little freebie is a fun way to practice early number sense with your kiddos at the beginning of school.

 I hope you enjoy these free resources!

Until next time



  1. Replies
    1. You are welcome! I hope you can use them!


  2.! LOVE the getting to know you game. I've never done that before so I'm looking forward to trying it. Thanks for sharing. :) Have a great year!

    BTW-small world but I've followed you forever and have always wondered where in Illinois you are. I also live in Illinois...surrounded by cornfields and soybeans. YEEHAW! We're not too far from Bourbonnais....aka Summer home of the Chicago Bears. :)

    1. You are welcome! I have done this little break the ice game forever and it works all the time!

      I live in Champaign......... I, too, am surrounded by corn and soybeans!

      Thank you so much for commenting!!!!


  3. Great resources! Thank you!! Here's to a great year!