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Start the new school year off strong with this back-to-school One Word writing and art project! Perfect for 3rd, 4th, 5th grade and beyond! This beginning of year writing activity is an inspirational way for students to stay motivated and set positive goals for the school year. There's also a fun chalk art and video component! Students pick one inspirational word to focus on for the year to provide clarity, focus, and ambition. You could start this at the beginning of the school year (back to school), or calendar year (January). Full unit & ALL resources included!


Students start with a brainstorming outline, then they create a reflective writing piece. This project also includes directions and resources for adding a chalk art and video production component! I’ve included everything you need for this special project. Years 2024-2033 are included, and there are also editable files for you to use. 


Here’s what’s included in this resource: 

  • Printable One Word Templates 2024-2033 (School Year Versions)
  • Printable One Word Templates 2024-2033 (New Year Versions)
  • Blank Templates to edit/customize
  • Digital Teaching Slides (Google Slides)
  • Photo Examples
  • Product Recommendations
  • Brainstorm Pages
  • Blank One Word Template
  • Light Bulb Directed Drawing
  • Chalk Art Steps
  • Video Planning Checklist
  • Video Planning Outline


This comprehensive project is designed to inspire and engage students, helping them start the school year with enthusiasm and a clear sense of purpose. With both printable and digital versions available, this resource is flexible and easy to use. Get ready to see your students shine as they choose their One Word and create amazing art and writing projects!


You can also access this resource on TPT by clicking here. 



One Word Writing & Art Project - Printable & Editable - Full Unit & ALL Resource

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