Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Interruptions Solution and a Freebie!

The beginning of the school year is a challenging time.  We are trying to welcome our students into a new classroom, calm their fears and establish routines (oh yeah, and teach).  It also seems to be a time of a lot of classroom interruptions.  I feel like my phone is always ringing or there is always a knocking on the door.  Perfect time for students to act out and talk!

One thing I teach my students right from the get-go, is to find something to do if I get interrupted.  Usually they get out a book to read.  However, at the beginning of the year I haven't quite introduced the library yet.  So, what to do?

I created an activity packet for back to school time.  The students will keep this in their "Work" folder.  I'll introduce it to them, but only give them a few minutes to work on it.  I then instruct them to get it out if there is an interruption.

There are 7 different activities and 3 writing prompts for the students to work on.


Now for your freebie!  A Back to School Word Search!

I'm linking this freebie up with:
Classroom Freebies Manic Monday

Go check them out for more great freebies for your classroom!


  1. Thank you so much for this! I will definitely use it!!! :-)

  2. Thanks for stopping by my blog this week! :-) Sounds like you're having a good summer!

  3. thank you for sharing!

    I found you through Manic Monday, and am your newest follower.

    Mrs.D Reading with Mrs. D


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