Emoji Craft

Emojis are all the rage this year and I was inspired to make an Emoji Craft for the kids to make as a back to school writing activity. 

The students get to pick from the four emoji craft options and then write a response on the lined paper.  I included three different styles of lined paper depending on the grade level you teach.

The front page is a craft.  You can either print the smiley face onto yellow paper and then the students cut and paste the details on, or you can just print it as a coloring sheet.

The second page is a writing sheet!

I originally made these for the first week of school, but there are several ways you could use this all year long!

Here are the different emoji craft faces that I included.

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Erin Condren- Back to School

Erin Condren did it again.  Her company designed GORGEOUS, new prints for the back to school season.  My favorite of their new featured prints are the flamingos and water color print.  Take a look at the box of goodies they sent me.

I snapped a picture of some of my favorite Back to School Items.  The flamingo notebook has a laminated, interchangeable cover (you can switch it out if you want a new look), and I personalized it with my name!  I also fell in love with the erasers and designer pencils.

Here is a closer look at the watercolor notebook.  The cover is really smooth and thick, with high quality paper inside.  I am going to be using this for a personal journal.

I am going to be bringing my lunch in this Blossom Lunch Tote!  My mom came over the other day and she was obsessed with this, I am going to get her a matching one!  #twins

Here is another item from the watercolor line.  These designer pocket folders are SUPER thick, and are really soft.  I am going to use these for staff meetings, so I can keep all of my notes in one place.

Erin Condren always nails it with eye catching prints on her writing utensils.  The pencils come sharpened for you and have gorgeous prints on them.  I love using colorful pencils so I can spot them around the classroom.  The highlighters are bright and full of ink, perfect for making notes on student's papers!

I am really excited about these mini sticky storage pockets.  The back has an adhesive sticker so you can stick them to anything to create a new pocket!  These would be perfect for the wall behind my desk, or inside any binder or notebook.

Last but not least are some classroom stickers to decorate my journal and lesson plan binder!

Erin Condren sent me these products to review, and I am so excited that I could share my opinions about it with you!  The best part is, if you use my referral link you can get $10 off your first time purchase!  Once you create a new account using my referral link, a $10 off coupon code will be emailed to you.  If you buy one, please let me know what you think!  


September Academic Sensory Bins

For the last 5 years, I have been using sensory bins in my classroom.  Sensory bins are really popular among stay at home moms, and are often used with toddlers to encourage them to explore new objects and materials.  I love incorporating them into the classroom because 4 and 5 year olds still need that tactile exploration as well as academic rigor.  ;)  I decided to compile the resources that I use in my classroom for you to use in your classroom as well!  I would like to introduce September Academic Sensory Bins.


 There are four different games included and one EDITABLE game as well, so you can make your own game for the students.

The first activity is a letter hunt.  The students pick a letter from the sensory bin, and write it down on the recording sheet.  For differentiation, you can have the students write what letter that comes before/after or write the corresponding upper/lowercase letter.

Next I want the students practicing number recognition.  I included numbers 1-16, normally we just focus on numbers 1-5 in September, but I wanted to give you more options if you need it.

I included two different recording sheets for the letter and number sensory bins so you can choose if you want a blank square or lines for the students to write on.

My favorite back to school topic is practicing color awareness.  This activity allows the student to pick a card, then color a crayon to match the color they picked.  This also comes with black and white picture cards if you want to test their color awareness.

Another back to school skill is practicing shapes.  For the first month of school we focus on just a couple of shapes.  This activity has the students practice recognizing shapes.  The students pick a card, and then color a corresponding shape in each box!

My favorite component of this sensory bin resource is that I made an editable version just for YOU!  You can type your own text into the apples, and write your own directions on the recording sheets.  I have the printables in PowerPoint and you can type directly on them!  I also included a page for you to type your own sensory bin rules!  I would use this resource to write the students' names and have them write them down for practice!

Grab it at a discounted price HERE!