Wednesday, July 18, 2012


Yellow Pages
Tear off the front and back of your “Yellow Pages” to use for the outside of this book.  Make inside pages for the book that say, “We are good readers.”  “We can help you with the computer.”  “We can tie shoes.”  “We are good spellers.”  “We like to draw.”  “We are mathematicians.”  “We like to clean.”  (Include pages that represent the different multiple intelligences, as well as common tasks in the classroom.)  Encourage children to sign up on the pages where they can help others.  When someone comes to you for help, remind them to look in the “Class Yellow Pages.”

Friend Phone Book
Younger children will enjoy a "Friend Phone Book."  Take a picture of each child and glue it on a sheet of paper.  Have them write their name at the top and their phone number at the bottom.  (You may need to do this for younger children.)  Tear the front and back off your local phone book to make a cover.  Glue a title that says “Mr./Ms. Name Class Directory” on the front.  Use in the dramatic play center by a play phone or place in the math center with an old cell phone.
Business Cards 
Want to impress your parents the first few weeks of school?  Use your computer to help each child design a personal business card.  Include the child’s name, school, teacher’s name, and a graphic of their choice.  Print on cardstock (you can get about 10 on a page) cut apart, and have children distribute them to family members, neighbors, and friends.