Hopefully, many of you grabbed an End of the Year Memory Book from a post last month. That was the first time I had ever done a memory book with my class, so I was a little surprised at how much I enjoyed reading my students' responses. They were so thoughtful and original, and I felt that even though I had already been with my students for almost 180 days, I was still able to get to know them on a deeper level. I started thinking about how useful that information could have been at the beginning of the year rather than at the end, so fast forward a few weeks later and now I have a Back to School Book for my students to complete.
I plan to use the books as morning work for my students on the first full week of school. It takes me a little while to teach the procedures in how to do all of our morning work activities (more on the coming soon:), so this will be the perfect stand-in while I'll still working on routines and procedures. I've added it to my TpT store if you're interested.