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  • Simple name poster project. Students design a poster using the letters in their name.
  • A fun silent activity for the classroom. Great for back to school activities.
  • Color this picture of a schoolbus, or trace and cut out to make a great shapebook.
  • [member-created using abctools] Find the school-themed words, from bell to pencil sharpener, in this word search.
  • Students will create a name glyph based on their individual attributes. Includes teacher instructions, student directions and bulletin board key.

  • Have students fill in these crayons with basic information about themselves. This is a great "getting to know you" bulletin board idea -- perfect for back to school!
  • Find the words, from CLIMBING to SWINGS
  • Great printable for back-to-school! "All About Me" lunch box theme.

  • "All About Me" This free twelve-page unit helps students express their interests and goals.
  • A seven page packet of materials to start the school year for primary/early el teachers, with a focus on reading and writing. Includes desk name plate, "Just Right" books poster and book marks, student reading inventory, classmate interview exercise, and a handout of reading tips for parents.
  • This twelve page unit contains an acrostic form, a word search, a KWL, several writing prompts, and more, all related to the theme of "family".
  • Students enter information about themselves, and then try to guess "who's who?" based on some of the clues.
  • Back to School Unit: Cut out the pictures and put them in order next to the sentences. Then write a story that uses the sentences as the foundation. Good early reader work.
  • Name, birthday, parent/guardian contact information, etc. Four per page.
  • A seven page packet of materials to start the school year for middle elementary teachers, with a focus on reading and writing. Includes desk name plate, "Just Right" books poster and book marks, student reading inventory, classmate interview exercise, and a handout of reading tips for parents.

  • Print up the form and write in the details (Check out what we're doing, Help Wanted, Special Notes, Reminders) to make a great classroom newsletter. With school house, student and school bus outlines to color.
  • Color this picture of a backpack, or trace and cut out to make a great shapebook. Use to make a cute bulletin board with students names on each backpack.
  • [member-created with abctools] Find the school-theme words from "backpack" to "writing" in this "ABC"-shaped word search.
  • "All About Me" This fun 15 question game ("Find someone who has been to the zoo this year" etc) is a great getting-to-know-you game-- even for people who think they know each other!
  • "Go around the room, and ask your classmates about the items below. Have them sign their name in the boxes below."
  • From "backpack" to "teeter-totter." These vocabulary building word strips with pictures are great for word walls, sentence strips, spelling and vocabulary practice.

  • "Write your name in the center of the flower. Draw or paste a picture of yourself. In each petal, write things you would like to share about yourself." A great back to school bulletin board idea.
  • Students will create a name glyph based on ther individual attributes. Includes teacher instructions, student directions and bulletin board key.

  • This end of summer fun packet focuses on looking back at this summer's activities and looking forward to school.   Activities include reflective writing about summer, planning the start of the school year and games.

  • Students will have fun designing their own personalized stamp that reflects their interests.
  • Suggestions for how to organize a first day of school.
  • This is a fun activity to help your students get to know each other. Great for the beginning of the school year.
  • [member-created with abctools] Unscramble the words from "playground" to "math".
  • Jeffrey is very excited to start third grade. A realistic fiction reading comprehension.
  • Enhances Julie Danneberg's witty story of first day nerves. Combine with our Back to School Unit activities in our Theme section.
  • This reading comprehension concerns information about when school starts in several different countries.

  • [member-created with abctools] "I like to wear __ clothes. My ears are __ and __." Complete the sentences with adjectives.

  • A fun back-to-school activity to help students become better acquainted with their classmates. Reinforces reading, counting, sorting, and graphing skills. Combined with matching interactive, the teacher can model and lead students through the activities as students complete the booklets. CCS: K.CC.B.5, K.CC.C.6, K.MD.B.3, 1.MC.C.4, 2.MD.D.10, 3.MD.B.3

  • Pass out a card to each student. Students read their card to the class. The class responds and data is collected. They can then graph the results. This game has a set of 32 cards with questions and colorful pictures. Great for the first week of school.

  • This "All About Me" page can be filled in with drawings, words, or magazine clippings. It's a fun way for students to tell others about themselves. A nice first day activity.

  • This is a fun getting-to-know-you survey you can have students complete at the start of the school year.