As the school year starts, you’ll want to start the process of learning more than just the names of students in your class. These writing prompts for kids can make that a little bit easier on you, since the beginning of the school year can already have so much going on.
These can also double as a centers activity or something easy to get students started in the morning.
Daily Writing Prompts: Learn About Your Students
These creative writing prompts can not only get get students started in the morning and gives them a chance to work on their writing skills, but also allows teachers the chance to learn a little bit more about their students.
These writing prompts encourage students to write a story about their life or give little bits of information on the things they like, such as a favorite song or food, but also what they don’t like, or what they want to do in the future.
This can help the teacher to pay some extra attention to particular student when something comes up in class that they may enjoy.
From questions that range in topics from chores to family life to questions about themselves, these provide a way for teachers to gain some insight about those students they’ll be spending a lot of time with over the school year.
These are also simple enough to do in the morning or as center activities for elementary or middle school students. They can easily be printed on card stock, laminated, hole-punched, and put on an o-ring.
Extra tip: cover the o-ring in washi tape to give the finished product a cute touch!
The file can also just be pulled up on a computer and displayed on a screen for students to see. The cards are all pre-dated, so you won’t worry about reusing the same question on two different days or not having enough cards for the entire month.
Since everything is already completed, incorporating these into your lessons plans can be as simple as posting these up on a screen or handing them out to students for a quick and creative activity!
Kids Journal Prompt Ideas for Back to School
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These can encourage students to practice their writing skills with creative writing ideas. Kids can write a story about themselves, or can even make up a narrative about someone or something else depending on the prompt.
Some of the results could be funny, depending on how creative a student decides to get with their writing prompt. All of the prompts can be used from grades 2-5 students.
Here’s a list of just some of the prompts included in this freebie download pack:
- What was your favorite food when you were a baby?
- What’s your favorite indoor activity when it is raining outside?
- What is your favorite body part that we can see?
- If you could choose to stay a certain age forever, what age would it be?
- If you could meet someone famous who would it be or why?
- If you have 30 minutes and no electronics, what would you do to pass the time?
- When was the last time you had an amazing meal?
- What is the best part of waking up?
- What do you want to be when you grow up?
How do you think you’ll use the writing prompts with your students? We would love to hear in a comment below!
Happy student writing and enjoy the freebie!