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  • "Today is the first day of school." A very short realistic fiction reading comprehension.
  • 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!
  • This KWHL chart expands upon the traditional KWL chart, while having students learn about their school. This chart addresses informational reading core curriculum. CC: ELA: RI.1-3.1

  • 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.
  • Students enter information about themselves, and then try to guess "who's who?" based on some of the clues.
  • "All About Me" Younger students will enjoy writing about themselves with this castle patterned writing paper. Primary dotted lines are included.
  • 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.
  • "The children are getting on the bus." Choose the sentence that best describes the picture.
  • "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.
  • This printable school acrostic poem form perfect a Back to School Theme Unit.
  • [member-created using abctools] Find the school-themed words, from bell to pencil sharpener, in this word search.
  • Fill out students information, laminate, punch a hole and add yarn to create a name tag/I.D. for the first week of school. 

  • Make words from the letters in the heading "Back to School Time" and group the words by word family into the provided columns.
  • "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!
  • A step-by-step guide to establishing classroom rules that work, because students are involved in the process. Includes directions for the teacher and worksheets to guide students through each step.

  • 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.
  • Great printable for back-to-school! "All About Me" lunch box theme.

  • [member-created with abctools] "I like to wear __ clothes. My ears are __ and __." Complete the sentences with adjectives.
  • A fun silent activity for the classroom. Great for back to school activities.
  • Enhances Julie Danneberg's witty story of first day nerves. Combine with our Back to School Unit activities in our Theme section.
  • 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".
  • Word document. An academic calendar from August 2013 - June 2014 with type-in capability. Included colorful cover page makes this set a great printable back to school gift for parents/students. 

  • Cut out the six school items and paste them on the matching squares on the board. Print out two copies to create a matching game.
  • 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.
  • [created with abctools] Favorites, nickname, etc. After each student fills in this information page, paste the pages on colored construction paper and hang them up on the wall so that pupils can get to know each other better.

  • This is a fun activity to help your students get to know each other. Great for the beginning of the school year.
  • "Cathy bought a bottle of glue and a box of crayons. How much did she spend?" Use the price list to solve these simple addition problems.
  • Suggestions for how to organize a first day 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.

  • 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