Wednesday, July 31, 2013

It's a Blog Hop!

I am so excited to join my PA blogger buddies in hosting this Back-to-School Freebie Blog Hop!

Good bye July, I'm really gonna miss you.  Another school year is right around the corner.  Panic is starting to set in.

Are you feeling just a little anxious about the end of a beautiful summer the beginning of another school year?  To help rest your worries, each of us has a prepared a little back-to-school treat just for you. 

Wemberly Worried by Kevin Henkes

When I reflect on my own 'first day of school' experiences, I would have to admit that I begin each school year with worries and anxiety.  It seems logical that students may experience similar feelings.  We can minimize these fears with a few carefully planned activities.

I enjoy using the book, Wemberly Worried.  It's a great read aloud choice for launching a conversation about the worries that students have about the first day of school. 

I'm sharing the activities I use with Wemberly Worried as my Blog Hop Freebie.  {Free for a limited time.}

Wemberly Worried Back to School Activities

This Back to School {freebie} pack includes:

  • Book Introduction
  • Guiding Questions
  • Recalling Details
  • Personal Connection
  • Character Comparison
  • Friend Comparison (Partner Activity)
  • Craftivity (Two Options)

Writing Topper Craftivity

Paper Bag Puppet Craftivity

Click on the image below to grab your freebie.  This is my very first item in my TPT store.  If you enjoy it, please feel free to leave positive feedback.  Thanks!  :)

Your next stop on the Blog Hop is over at Andrew's blog, Mr. First Grade
Have fun hopping!


  1. I am liking your use of scrapbook paper in the craft! Looks fun! Thanks.


  2. Such a great book for back to school and being nervous on the first day!
    By the way, I LOVE your new blog design - it looks great!
    Karli :)
    Creating a Thoughtful Classroom

  3. Wemberly Worried is one of my favourites. Thanks.

  4. I'm not feeling the end of July either :(
    I'm your newest follower though! A fellow fourth grade teacher!

    Fourth Grade Lemonade