Being in the midst of prepping for my new grade has really got the creativity flowing!! That being said, I posted a new product to Teachers Pay Teachers. It's a great little beginning of the school year writing project that is ALL about the do's and don't's of school.
I tell the (very quick) story of two rival schools--Golden Apple North Elementary and Bad Seed Central--that were forced to combine into one school! The crazy little apples have picked teams and chosen sides. They call themselves The Good Apples and The Bad Apples....*cue dramatic music*
For the writing prompt, your students must choose a side (are they good apples or bad apples) and come up with 10 rules (and reasons) for their side. I love that this project opens up the discussion of what is and is not "ok" at school. What's a good idea and what's not.
Here it is! If you click on the picture, it'll take you right to my TPT store :)