Back to School freebie for 24 hours only!

Firstly, my apologies to all the award givers.  I have been a unwell and not up to blogging for a few days, but I promise to get around to thanking everyone and doing my 'duties'.  I appreciate all your kind comments and sentiments and will be sure to pass the awards further.
This morning I put the finishing touching to my first little mini packet for my teacher store.  I have seen some packets for sale with up to 300 pages!!  I just don't know how these ladies manage it!  It took me, from start to finish, about a fortnight to complete my mini-packet of approx. 20 pages - lol!  I don't imagine that I will ever win 'Business Woman of the Year' - haha!  To keeping creating at such a snail's pace, I would need to be on permanent holiday!  Although others might think it's pretty rubbish compared to what's out there, I feel ridiculously proud of my little achievement - I feel like a schoolgirl again!
My packet is entitled 'All About Me'.  Because of the topic we start on our return, this booklet really kills two birds with one stone - something I can use to get to know my students, as well as an introduction to our topic.  I have several versions of this, but none were quite right for my purpose, so really it was time I did a customised version!
Some notes from the packet: "This little workbook contains 22 pages in total.  19 of the pages can be made into a ‘Back to School’ workbook for the students in your classroom.
I have created the workbook for my first graders – my intention is for them to complete it in their own time as a ‘busy book’ – perhaps when work is finished or if I need some time during the first week of school when ‘chaos’ reigns!!  
I feel it should take the first week to complete and will hopefully kick start the teacher on the path to getting to know his/her students on a personal level.  If a student feels the teacher is interested, it will quickly build up a classroom ethos of caring, respect and trust.  Students should share the completed activities with others if they feel able to.  It would be great fun if the teacher could also complete the workbook and share this with the class!
Obviously pages can be added or removed.  If you have further ideas of additions to the workbook, I would be most grateful to hear them.
Some pages have been deliberately left open to interpretation, so you can put your own preferred stamp on them.
I have had loads of fun creating this workbook and hope you and your students enjoy it too!"

'All About Me' tasks students to complete a variety of writing and drawing activities which include the ability to reflect on themselves in a positive way, to have ideas and opinions and share these with others.  I deliberately created the booklet to allow for 'colouring in' to keep your little ones busy!  (Will also help check out fine motor skills!)  A number of pages also check students' knowledge of their personal details.  Although created for my first graders, I am sure it will be adaptable for kinder and possibly second graders.
If you find anything wrong with it, please let me know before I place it in my Teacher Store!  Adaptations are always possible.
I have decided to offer this as a freebie for 24 hours.  I have only one stipulation:  if you feel it is possible, I would love you to follow my blog.  Remember to leave a comment with your email address, so I can send the document to you.  I really hope you like it!


This is our typical 6 week planner - this is the one which goes to the Principal.  We also do weekly and daily planners.  If you can read it you should see where my workbook fits in!


Update:  This post was scheduled for 7.00pm this evening, but I have somehow managed to publish it!  Hey ho, you get an extra 10 hours - hehe!

24 comments

  1. Wendy this sounds amazing. I am also your latest follower. I would love to have it. My email is challengeresourceteacher@gmail.com. Please visit my blog as well!

    Robyn
    Being Elementary in Middle School

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  2. Hi Robyn!
    Thank you for the comment and follow! Packet sent - hope you like it! I visited your lovely blog and am now following you too! ☺

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  3. Hi Wendy!

    Not sure if I made the 24 hour deadline but I would love a copy of your back to school packet. It would be perfect for my first and second graders! We also already follow your blog :)

    Thank you so much!

    Lauren

    laurenandjeanine@gmail.com

    Lauren and Jeanine's Creative Corner

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    1. Hi Lauren - thank you for your interest - loads of hours to go yet! Hope you like it! ☺

      Wendy

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  4. I'd love a copy. I'm already a follower.
    Mercedes
    Surfing to Success
    mercedesamca@yahoo.com

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    1. Hi Mercedes!
      Thank you! Have sent it - hope you like it!

      Wendy ☺

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  5. This sounds great for first! I would love to receive a copy!
    lraines78@gmail.com

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    1. Hi Lori!
      Thank you! Have sent it - hope your firsties like it!

      Wendy ☺

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  6. I'd love a copy.
    cgc4au@yahoo.com

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  7. Hi Caroline - thank you for your interest! Packet sent!

    Wendy ☺

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  8. Hi,
    I'm following your blog! This sounds perfect, I would love a copy:) I'm moving up to first this year from kindergarten and I'm trying to get resources that are a bit more challenging.

    dgentle@cfl.rr.com

    Thanks!
    Dee :)

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    1. Hi Dee - thank you for your interest - hopefully you will have received the workbook by now. I worked in 4th and 5th grades for a few years, but absolutely adore my firsties!
      I received a book today called 'First day Jitters' by Julie Danneberg - it's such a perfect book for the first day back and so funny!

      Wendy ☺

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  9. I would love a copy of the packet.
    rhodav1@gmail.com
    Thanks.

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    1. Hi Rhonda!
      Thank you for your interest - packet sent - I hope it will be of some use to you.

      Wendy ☺

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  10. I'd love a copy too please! Many thanks :o)
    alisonellor@yahoo.co.uk

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  11. This looks fantastic! I would love a copy!
    Amy
    feelingfroggy2001@gmail.com

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  12. Hey Wendy! I just love this little goodie too! I'm in pre-K but I'd love to share it with my 1st Grade Teacher's at school! I'll "Pin" it so they can find it!

    I also wanted to share a little lesson I learned from another blogger a while back that might help you a wee bit!:) I LOVE to share fabulous people (like You) and their Awesome lovelies on my fan page, but sometimes when I post the links I find that the picture I wanted to pop up doesn't!

    Example: For this share (your link for this post)...the picture of the lesson plan is the only picture that shows up and even though it is Awesome, it's just not as cute as your second picture! Soooooo always put your Cutest Attention Grabbing photo 1st and it will show up in every share! :)

    Hugs!
    Laura :)

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    1. Hi Laura - thanks for the fab tip! I had noticed this, but didn't know what to do about it - is there some way I can change a setting somewhere? When publishing a post it automatically chooses the first photo. I did think about changing the order in the post, but then the flow doesn't make sense - if you know what I mean - lol! Do you think it worth changing it around now, or is it too late? I'm still getting the hang of this - haha! ☺

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  13. Hi Laura - cute page now showing, so should be easier....☺
    Thank again!

    Wendy

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  14. This looks amazing!
    eduperry.com@gmail.com

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  15. I follow you blog and would LOVE a copy!!
    Thank you
    Jana
    Jprowell11@gmail.com

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  16. This looks AMAZING! I would LOVE to have a copy! I am already a follower of your blog :)

    Jackie
    crazydazeinfirstgrade@gmail.com

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  17. Hi everyone! Thank you so much for your interest - it is very much appreciated! I have responded to all who requested a copy. However it seems that some servers rejected my message as the file was too large! If you have not received your copy, please let me know and I'll resend the components of the zip file in separate emails or by Dropbox.

    Wendy ☺

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All messages are heartily welcomed!

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