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Summer Vacation Suitcase Templates:
My Summer Vacation

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My Summer Vacation Back to School Creative Writing Lesson Plans

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My Summer Vacation Fun Suitcase Writing Templates and Projects

Above: Example of My Summer Vacation suitcase templates.

Our Summer Vacations Back to School Creative Writing Lesson Plans blue bullet point Summer Vacation Suitcase Templates: This set of Back To School English teaching resources has the same writing topic as the above cell phone templates, but uses suitcase templates instead.

blue bullet point I designed this set of resources for teachers to use so that they had a second template idea to choose from. For this assignment, students write about their summer vacations using unique suitcase shaped templates.

blue bullet point This is an ideal Back To School creative writing activity that will not take much time, is easy to assemble, and will provide you with student work samples that you can post on your bulletin board immediately.

blue bullet point You will be able to quickly design an eye catching bulletin board display featuring your students' work using the bulletin board banner and additional suitcase accent pieces that are included with this set of Back to School English teaching resources.

Summer Vacation Essay Boy Elementary School Student blue bullet point Since I am also a teacher, I understand that teachers often need to change or adapt a resource that we find to meet our own needs.

blue bullet point I have provided 2 different versions of these suitcase templates in this set of lesson plans in order to help you select the version that would best suit your own needs.

blue bullet point The first set of suitcase templates contains two templates: a handle and a suitcase.

blue bullet point Below is an example of the first draft worksheet for the first set of suitcase templates. The line spaces on this worksheet match the line spaces on the final draft suitcase templates.


My Summer Vacation Suitcase First Draft Printable Worksheets

Fun Summer Vacation Suitcase Writing Templates blue bullet point This creative writing assignment will not take your students very long to complete. The suitcase templates are on 2 worksheets, have thick borders, and they are easy to cut out and assemble together.

blue bullet point These suitcase templates measure 7 inches in width and 13 inches in height after they have been assembled together.

blue bullet point This Back To School English teaching resources set will provide you with student work samples that you can post on your bulletin board during the first week of school.

blue bullet point You can use the matching bulletin board banner and additional suitcase accent pieces that are included in this set to help you quickly assemble a colorful and eye catching bulletin board display in your classroom during the first week of school.

blue bullet point Below are the first set of suitcase templates that match the first draft worksheet shown above. There is an area for students to draw a picture on the suitcase template.


My Summer Vacation Suitcase Templates for Creative Writing

Above: Summer Suitcase Templates


Back To School My Summer Vacation Suitcase Templates for Elementary Students

Above: Assembled Summer Suitcase Templates


Back To School Creative Writing Teaching Resources For My Summer Vacation

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There are 7 different colors of suitcase templates provided in this set of teaching resources:
blue, brown, orange, green, red, pink, and purple.


Back to School Teaching Resources My Summer Vacation Suitcase Templates
Back to School Lesson Plans My Summer Vacation Suitcase Templates

My Summer Vacation Boy Elementary School Student blue bullet point The second set of suitcase templates are designed for teachers who want to have a longer creative writing assignment.

blue bullet point This version contains 3 templates. The two suitcase templates are stapled together at the top to make a flip book. The handle is glued behind this booklet.

blue bullet point Below is an example of the first draft worksheets for this second set of suitcase teaching resources. This set of worksheets has space for students to write longer stories. The line spaces on the first draft worksheets match the line spaces on the final draft suitcase templates.


First Draft Printable Worksheets My Summer Vacation

blue bullet point Below: The second set of worksheets contains 3 templates: handle, front of suitcase, and the back of the suitcase.

blue bullet point After your students have cut out these 3 templates, they should staple the two suitcase templates together along the top to form a flip book. The handle is glued on the back of the suitcase.


Back To School Lesson Plans for Elementary School Teachers

Above: Summer Suitcase Set #2 (3 template version)


Below: There are 7 different colors of suitcase templates in this set:
brown, blue, orange, green, red, pink, and purple.

My Summer Vacation Blue Suitcase Writing Templates and Printable Worksheets
My Summer Vacation Orange Suitcase Writing Templates and Printable Worksheets
Back To School English Teaching Resources Summer Vacation Green Suitcase
Back To School English Teaching Resources Summer Vacation Pink Suitcase

Below: To help you quickly decorate your bulletin board, I have included
7 suitcase accent pieces in this Back to School English teaching resources set.

My Summer Vacation Bulletin Board Display
My Summer Vacation Suitcase Bulletin Board Display
My Summer Vacation Classroom Bulletin Board Display
Lesson Plans Ideas for My Summer Vacation
Bulletin Board Ideas for My Summer Vacation
Back to School Creative Writing Ideas for My Summer Vacation Suitcase
Our Summer Vacation Creative Writing Suitcase Templates


Pencil Box Templates:
We Are Colorful Students

Teaching Resources Set For Grades 1 - 8 (Grade Level Specific)

Pencil Box Templates: We Are Colorful Students
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Colorful Creative Writing Pencils Bulletin Board Display Banner

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Colorful Students Creative Writing Assignment blue bullet point Color Pencil Box Templates: Are you looking for a fun creative writing assignment and a colorful bulletin board display idea?

blue bullet point For this writing assignment, students write about the following topic: "I am a Colorful Student."

blue bullet point Are you looking for a creative writing assignment and bulletin board display that is individualized to the grade level that you teach?

blue bullet point This Back To School English teaching resources set has 8 separate writing templates that have Grades 1 - 8 written on the student worksheets and templates.

blue bullet point There are also 8 bulletin board display banners for each grade level (Grades 1 - 8) included in this set of teaching resources.

blue bullet point For this creative writing assignment, students choose 5 words or phases that describe themselves and write them in the 5 pencils. In the pencil box area, students write a description about themselves, as well as their birthdays along the side of the box.

Below is an example of the writing areas in these color pencil templates.

We Are Colorful Students Color Pencil Box Templates

This is an example using the Grade 3 template.


Colorful Creative Writing Assignments for Back to School blue bullet point Although this activity can be used anytime of the school year, it is ideal for a Back To School creative writing activity.

blue bullet point This assignment will not take your students very long to complete. The pencil box templates are on one page and they are easy to cut out.

blue bullet point The color pencil templates measure 6 inches in width and 10 inches in height.

blue bullet point This quick creative writing assignment will provide you with student work samples that you can post on your bulletin board immediately, along with the colorful bulletin board banner and additional color pencil box accent pieces.


"We Are Colorful Students" contains the
following teaching resources for Grades 1 - 8:

  • First draft writing worksheet
  • Black and white pencil box template
  • Color pencil box template
  • 5 page bulletin board display banner
  • 4 colorful pencil box bulletin board display accent pieces

Row of Color Pencils School Supplies blue bullet point Since the templates and banners in this set use the word colorful in them, there is a second copy of these teaching resources which uses the spelling colourful for teachers in countries that use this spelling.

blue bullet point Below are examples of the first draft worksheets. This Back To School English teaching resources set includes grade level templates for Grades 1 - 8.


Colorful Student Creative Writing First Draft Printable Worksheets

Above: Grade 3 worksheet with the spelling colorful used on it.

Grade 4 Back To School Creative Writing Ideas and Worksheets

Above Left: Grade 4 worksheet with the spelling colorful used on it.
Above Right: Grade 8 worksheet with the spelling colourful used on it.


Color Pencils Back to School Supplies blue bullet point Below are examples of the final draft pencil box templates. Students write 5 words or phrases that describe themselves in the 5 pencils. Then, students write a description about themselves in the pencil box section, as well as their birthdays.

blue bullet point At the bottom of each pencil box is the title of this writing assignment "I AM A COLORFUL GRADE _ STUDENT!"

blue bullet point These color pencil templates have been customized to contain Grades 1 - 8 written on them. There are templates with the spelling of either colorful or colourful written on them.

Below are 3 different examples of the final draft pencil box templates.

Grade 3 Back To School Creative Writing Ideas

Above: Grade 3 template with the spelling colorful used on it.


Grade 2 and Grade 6 Back To School Creative Writing Ideas and Lesson Plans

Above Left: Grade 1 template with the spelling colorful used on it.
Above Right: Grade 6 template with the spelling colourful used on it.


Below: This set of teaching resources also includes color final draft
pencil box templates for you to use with your students.

Crayon Box Creative Writing Templates and Project Ideas

Above: Grade 3 color template.
The Grades 1, 2, 4, 5, 6, 7, and 8 color templates are not shown here.

Fun and Colorful Back To School Lesson Plans and Ideas Elementary Teachers blue bullet point I know that it takes teachers a lot of valuable time to assemble their bulletin board displays. Many teachers spend hours of time cutting out large display letters or making a banner at home on their computers.

blue bullet point This time is valuable and better spent on developing your classroom curriculum, so I have designed a matching 5 page banner for your bulletin board display.

blue bullet point If you have access to a laminating machine, you can laminate your banner so that it is durable and you can use it year after year for bulletin board displays of these color pencil templates.

blue bullet point The first banner that is included in this Back To School English teaching resources set is a general banner that is not specific to any particular grade level. There is a second banner in this set with the spelling colourful written on it (not shown).


Colorful Creative Writing Pencils Bulletin Board Display Banner

Above: This general banner can be used with all grade levels.
There is second copy of this banner with the spelling colourful written on it (not shown here).

blue bullet point Instead of using the general banner above, I wanted to have a bulletin board banner that was specific to the grade level that I was teaching.

blue bullet point This set of teaching resources includes separate banners for Grades 1 - 8, and there are two versions of each banner using the spelling of colorful and colourful.

Grade 3 Back To School Bulletin Board Display Ideas and Examples

Above: Grade 3 banner with the spelling colorful used on it.


Grade 1 Back To School Bulletin Board Display Ideas and Examples

Above: Grade 1 banner with the spelling colourful used on it.


Below: To help you quickly decorate your bulletin board, I have included
4 pencil box accent pieces in this Back to School English teaching resources set.

These accent pieces are also grade specific and contain accent pieces for
Grades 1 - 8, which contain the spelling of both colorful and colourful.

Grade 3 Back To School Classroom Display Ideas and Examples

Grade 3 Back To School Elementary School Display Ideas and Examples

Above: Grade 3 bulletin board accent pieces.
The Grades 1, 2, 4, 5, 6, 7, and 8 bulletin board accent pieces are not shown here.


Back To School Color Pencils and Elementary School Supplies blue bullet point I hope that this set of creative writing resources that I have designed to be grade level specific helps you to have a Back To School writing assignment that is targeted to the grade level that you teach.

blue bullet point The specific grade level banners and accent pieces are designed to help you create a colorful bulletin board display that is also targeted for the grade level that you teach.

blue bullet point Although you will only use one set of these grade level resources this year, be sure to save the entire set of color pencil templates and banners to use for the future. As teachers, we are often switching the grades that we teach and you can use this same writing idea with the other grade levels that you teach in the future.



Classmate Interview Megaphone Set

Fun Back to School Activity With a Circus Theme:
Students Interview Their New Classmates

Classmate Interview Megaphone Set
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Interview a New Classmate for Back to School Bulletin Board Display Banner for Elementary School

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Fun Megaphone Creative Writing Templates blue bullet point Are you looking for a fun Back to School lesson plan idea that involves your students getting to know each other?

blue bullet point Your students will enjoy completing this unique project on the first day of school. They will have fun getting to know their new classmates by conducting interviews with them and writing about their partners inside their megaphone templates.

blue bullet point You will be able to quickly create a colorful bulletin board display on the very first day of school by using your students' finished megaphone projects.

blue bullet point This set of Back To School English teaching resources also includes a colorful circus themed bulletin board banner (see example above) and additional megaphone accent pieces.

The megaphone templates are on one worksheet and they are easy to cut out.
These templates measure 10 inches in width and 6.5 inches in height.


First Day of School Actitvities Get To Know Your Class and Classmates Elementary School

Above: Finished example of Classmate Interview Megaphone Templates

blue bullet point This Classmate Interview Megaphone set of teaching resources contains the following components:

  • Back to School Circus Megaphone Writing Templates and Worksheets Classmate interview worksheets (2 pages)
  • First draft writing worksheet (1 page)
  • Black and white megaphone templates facing left and right (2 pages)
  • Color megaphone templates facing left and right (14 pages)
  • Bulletin board display banner (5 pages)
  • Colorful megaphone bulletin board display accent pieces (14 pages)
  • Grade level (Grades 1 - 8) megaphone bulletin board display accent pieces (8 pages)

blue bullet point This is a fun activity for your elementary school students to complete during the first week of school, but you could also use these lesson plans any time during the school year.

blue bullet point Begin by grouping your students into pairs and giving each of your students the two interview worksheets which contain questions for students to ask their partners. Below are examples of these two interview worksheets.


Interview a Student In Your Class Back to School Worksheets and Ideas

Questions to Ask New Students Back to School Printable Worksheets

Above: Classmate Interview Worksheets

blue bullet pointSince the interview questions use the word favorite in it, there is a second copy of this resource which uses the spelling favourite for teachers in countries that use this spelling.

Interviewing My Classmates Back To School Lesson Plans blue bullet point After students have completed their interviews, they should begin writing their first drafts. For creative writing assignments, I believe that it is important for students to go through the steps of the writing process.

blue bullet pointFor this reason, my students never begin their creative writing assignments by writing on their final draft megaphone templates, instead they write on first draft worksheets.

blue bullet pointAfter my students have written their first drafts, they edit and revise their work on their own, with a partner, or in individual writing conferences with me.

blue bullet point Below is an example of the first draft worksheet that is included in this set of teaching resources. The writing lines and spaces on the first draft worksheets match the lines and spaces on the final draft megaphone templates.


Interview a Classmate First Draft Printable Worksheets

Above: Classmate Interview First Draft Worksheets

Back To School Fun Interview Students Lesson Plans and Ideas blue bullet pointAfter students have edited and revised their first drafts, you should give them their final draft megaphone templates.

blue bullet point The megaphone template is one printable worksheet and has thick borders, which makes it easy for students to cut out the template themselves.

blue bullet point The area between the megaphone and the handle should also be cut out, and since this is a bit tricky for some students, I cut this area out myself for my students before I give them their final draft megaphone templates.

blue bullet point In order to give the finished bulletin board display of these projects more variety, I have designed megaphone templates that face left and right. I give half of my class left templates and the other half right templates.


Below are examples of the final draft megaphone templates.


Back to School Creative Writing Megaphone Circus Templates and Worksheets

Example: Left Megaphone Template


First Day of School Activity and Activities Creative Writing Megaphone Circus Templates

Example: Right Megaphone Template


There are blue, red, green, orange, yellow, pink, and purple megaphone
templates included in this set of Back To School English teaching resources.


Blue Megaphone Creative Writing Templates For Elementary School Students
Red and Green Megaphone Creative Writing Templates For Elementary School Students
Yellow and Orange Megaphone Creative Writing Templates For Elementary School Students
Pink and Purple Megaphone Creative Writing Templates For Elementary School Students

Above: Color Megaphone Templates


To help you decorate your bulletin board with a Back to School circus
and megaphone theme
, I have included 7 sets of left and right
megaphone accent pieces in this set of teaching resources.


Back to School Decorations for Elementary Classrooms
Back to School Decorations for Bulletin Board Displays
Megaphone Classroom Decorations
Megaphone Bulletin Board Decorations

Above: Megaphone Bulletin Board Accent Pieces


This set of teaching resources includes grade level (1 - 8) bulletin board
accent pieces for you to use on your classroom bulletin board display.

There are 8 separate sets of these megaphones for Grades 1 - 8.
Below are the examples for the Grade 3 set.


Grade 3 Back To School Classroom Decorations
Grade 3 Back To School Bulletin Board Decorations

Above: Grade 3 Accent Pieces
Grades 1, 2, 4, 5, 6, 7, and 8 are not shown.



My Goals This Year:
Pencil Writing Templates

My Goals This Year: Pencil Writing Templates
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Goals for a New School Year Bulletin Board Display Banner Examples

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My Goals This Year Back to School Lesson Plans and Idea blue bullet point Pencil Writing Templates: During the first few days of school, it is helpful for students to think about the goals that they want to work towards and achieve during the new school year.

blue bullet point This is an ideal Back To School creative writing activity that will not take much time, is easy to assemble, and will provide you with student work samples that you can post on your bulletin board immediately during the first week of school.

blue bullet point These unique Back to School pencil writing templates measure 2.5 inches in width and 17.5 inches in height.

blue bullet point For creative writing assignments, I believe that it is important for students to go through the steps of the writing process.

blue bullet point For this reason, my students never begin their creative writing assignments by writing on their final draft pencil templates, instead they write on first draft worksheets. Then, they edit and revise their work on their own, with a partner, or in individual writing conferences with me.

blue bullet point Below is an example of the first draft worksheet that is included in this set of teaching resources.

blue bullet point The writing lines and spaces on the first draft worksheets match the lines and spaces on the final draft pencil templates.


My Goals for a New School Year First Draft Writing Worksheets for Students

Above: My Goals This Year First Draft Worksheet

blue bullet point After students have edited and revised their first drafts, you should give them their final draft pencil templates. This pencil project is easy to assemble and both templates are on the same worksheet.

Below is an example of the final draft pencil templates.


Our Goals for New School Year Pencil Writing Templates for Elementary School Students

Above: My Goals This Year Final Draft Pencil Templates

blue bullet pointThis Back To School English teaching resources set includes color pencil templates for you to use as well. There are 5 different colors to choose from: blue, red, orange, pink, and purple.


Pencil Writing Templates Top of Pencil
Pencil Writing Templates Bottom of Pencil

Back To School Pencil Writing Templates and Worksheet Activities

Above: Color Pencil Templates


Below: To help you quickly decorate your bulletin board, I have included large
pencil accent pieces
in this Back to School English teaching resources set.

Back To School First Day of School Activities Pencil Display

Example 1: What Are Your Goals This Year?
Example 2: Large Grade 4 Pencil (Grades 1, 2, 3, 5, 6, 7, and 8 are not shown.)


This set also includes 9 plain pencil bulletin board accent pieces:
blue, red, yellow, orange, green, pink, purple, brown, and light blue.


Back to School Bulletin Board Pencil Display Ideas


First Day of School Writing Activities Our Goals for a the begining of a new school year

Above: 9 Plain Pencil Bulletin Board Accent Pieces



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