Saturday, August 4, 2012

Student Survey, Parent Contact Sheet Freebie & August Currently

It's August! Time to link up with Oh' Boy 4th Grade for this month's "Currently".....
As I flipped my calender over into August a few days ago, I realized I needed to kick things into high gear and starting finishing all those projects I've started through the summer! Many of my old beginning of the year stand-bys that worked so well over the past 7 years in middle school need to be tweaked and adjusted for 5th grade.  I updated my Parent Contact Form, keeping it basic and just printing it on blue paper so they'll stand out in my binder.
If you like it, you can download it for free through my TN or TpT shops. It's in Word so you can edit it any way you want.

Plus...now that I know (at least a little bit!) how to create colorful and more interesting things using digital scrapbooking images and Power Point, my old hand-outs just look so drab!  So I redesigned my Student Survey that I have my new class complete as a warm-up on the first day. It includes 48 reflective questions designed to help me get to know my students at the beginning of the year. Plus - I kept it in Power Point format so you can add or delete questions, change the background, etc to customize the survey anyway you want it! ($1.00)

Just click on one of the images see it in my TN store. You can also get it at TpT if you prefer....
Also - speaking of back to school  items, I'm going to try something new this year - Personalized Goal Banners! (Aren't these cute??) Now I just have to figure out a way to attach them to my ceiling...
These were created by Andrea at Right Down the Middle. If you like them, the template and some samples pictures are available through her TpT store for $2.

What are your Back to School Must-Haves?

17 comments:

  1. I found you at the Currently linky party, and have been shopping for some new comfy shoes for school, too. Who am I kidding? I'm always shopping for shoes! Ha! I'm your newest follower!

    Tamberly
    A Window Into Mrs Wheeler's Class

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    1. Thanks for stopping by! Good shoes are hard to find - fashionable yet comfortable.... When I find ones that I like, I always go back to get a second pair. :-)

      Corrina
      Mrs. Allen’s 5th Grade Files

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  2. I feel ya on the needing part of your currently! I'm nervous to get into my work clothes!!

    Lindsay
    My Life as a Third Grade Teacher

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    1. Lindsay - I know.... I joined Weight Watchers in May to ditch these last 15 or so pounds after I had my youngest and I thought summer would be perfect - NOT!! Too many opportunities to eat! :-)
      Thanks for stopping by.....
      Corrina
      Mrs. Allen’s 5th Grade Files

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  3. I like how your student surveys turned out - very nice!

    Hooty
    Hooty's Homeroom

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  4. I hear ya! I had big plans of eating healthy and exercising over the summer to lose a few pounds...HA! I've spent a lot of time on the couch and on Pinterest!

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    1. I know!! There are just too many opportunities to eat during the summer and ice cream has been my downfall.... I still need to lose those few pounds from having my youngest daughter. She's 3 now, so it's TIME!!

      Corrina
      Mrs. Allen’s 5th Grade Files

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  5. I found you on the linky. You have such a pretty blog! I love the design.

    Kelly
    Teaching Fourth

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    1. Thanks, Kelly! I am really happy with the redesign. Erika and Misty at Honey Bunch Blog Design are fabulous. :-)

      Corrina
      Mrs. Allen’s 5th Grade Files

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  6. I'm so glad I found your blog through Farley's linky! Beautiful blog, great resources... I can see why you have so many followers! Thanks for the ideas and resources!

    -Sarah

    writeonfourth grade.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks, Sarah! Hope you have a great start to your school year. :-)

      Corrina
      Mrs. Allen’s 5th Grade Files

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  7. Great resources!!! I'm going to share with my daughter who will start her first year teaching!!! Kudos!
    Mrs. P

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    1. Thanks! That is awesome that your daughter is also teaching! What grade?

      Corrina
      Mrs. Allen’s 5th Grade Files

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  8. HI, I found you through Farley's linky party. I really like your student survey and you blog is awesome.

    Donna
    working5to9math.blogspot.com

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  9. Surely one must need to regard about every possible stance as given here in view of the student survey and parent contact sheet. family medicine fellowship

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~Corrina~