back to school bee news template

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Those back to school newsletters might arrive differently this year. When I started teaching we mailed out newsletters with meet the teacher information and supply requests.  This year teachers may send them inside our LMS along with those paper copies (still nice to hang on the fridge). I made a newsletter template with a bee theme because Honey Bee Day is in August! Click to make a copy. I think including a QR code with a video of you saying a quick hello would be awesome, too! Flipgrid would be a great choice for this because it could be a mini-introduction to that tool if you plan to use it more- or could even include a request to respond to the newsletter on a grid.

Stuck on getting started? Here are some ideas and resources for building a back to school newsletter. I used Euphorigenic from a font generator to make a couple of these font titles and google slides for the template along with the fun bee bitmojis available! Bee productive with those slides, y’all.

it’s gonna be honeybee day (8.15)

I love bees so I just couldn’t wait until August for World Honeybee Day to indulge in the latest buzz in education (sorry). Everyone is making bitmoji classrooms, but I like outdoor scenes even more, after all we are not taking any field trips anytime soon. There are books read aloud on youtube, a few fun fact videos, some games, and a bit more. If you view the slide in presentation mode you can listen to the Flight of the Bumblebee (which some people find stressful). This will be something fun to either wrap up the summer or start the new year for elementary students. You could certainly add middle school books for this topic instead…What can you add? I am sure to find a few more things before August. To make your own copy of this slide, click on the image.


happy Star Wars day!

My family is full of Star Wars nerds, we watched the original films over and over. We watched them at the $1 movie on weekends, on VHS with popcorn at home, and reluctantly tried the “new” movies as they came out. I don’t think my dad will ever watch all of the newest films, but here’s to hope. To celebrate this year I made this choice board (using Google slides) for elementary students. I spent way too much time on the sticker board from Disney, it is adorable! Click the image for the linked web version. #geekon

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