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Speaking & Listening – Superhero Themed Beginning of the Year Activities

Super Me Bags

Getting to Know Each Other 

Goal Setting 

Speaking & Listening Activities



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Beginning of the year activities have never been so SUPER! This beginning of the year activity focuses on getting to know each other activities, goal setting, and speaking and listening standards 1, 3, 4, 5, and 6.

There are 7 different bag designs that can be printed directly to a standard sized lunch bag. (There is even a special teacher design.) Children then take the bags home and fill them  with items that will help them tell the class why they are super! This unit is a great way to start practicing those very important speaking and listening skills.

Don’t miss this great beginning of the year activity. Your little superheroes won’t even realize how hard they are working. This is a do not miss beginning of the year activity.


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Looking for Earth Day activities?

This free Earth Day activity will give your students a deeper understanding of what it means to reuse, reduce, and recycle.

Reuse, Reduce, Recycle
These three vocabulary pages are meant to teach these three words deeply.The first time I use one of these Earth Day activities, I complete the vocabulary page with my students. I like to model technology, so I show my students how to use an online dictionary or thesaurus.
Students can then use these pages as a springboard for writing about ways they can reduce, reuse, and recycle.