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Back to School Theme Units

These Back to School Theme Units are great for any classroom. Engage your students with these Back to School Theme Units. Members receive unlimited access to 49,000+ cross-curricular educational resources, including interactive activities, clipart, and abctools custom worksheet generators. These Back to School Theme Units are great for teachers, homeschoolers and parents.
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  • Use this 'Cloze: Adjectives All About Me! elem/upper elem' printable worksheet in the classroom or at home. Your students will love this 'Cloze: Adjectives All About Me! elem/upper elem'. "I like to wear __ clothes. My ears are __ and __." Complete the sentences with adjectives.

  • Use this 'Writing Prompts: All About Me!' printable worksheet in the classroom or at home. Your students will love this 'Writing Prompts: All About Me!'. "All About Me" This free twelve-page unit helps students express their interests and goals.
  • Great printable for back-to-school! "All About Me" lunch box theme.

  • Use this 'Book: Amelia Bedelia Goes Back to School (primary/elem)' printable worksheet in the classroom or at home. Your students will love this 'Book: Amelia Bedelia Goes Back to School (primary/elem)'. "Amelia Bedelia is ready to learn, but it's the class that gets a lesson -- in reading, writing, and ridiculousness!" This unit enhances the Herman Parish book with vocabulary and comprehension skills development.
  • 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.

  • Students will have fun designing their own personalized stamp that reflects their interests.
  • Use this 'Word Families/Make a Word: Back to School' printable worksheet in the classroom or at home. Your students will love this 'Word Families/Make a Word: Back to School'. Make words from the letters in the heading "Back to School Time" and group the words by word family into the provided columns.
  • 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.

  • A fun "all about me" activity for students to introduce themselves, then come together as a class to create a puzzle.

  • This 5 page packet contains parent forms to be completed at the beginning of the school year. Includes contact information, transportation information, volunteer and conference sign up sheets and a child information sheet.

  • 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 cell phone themed art and writing activity allows students to introduce themselves by drawing a "selfie" picture, and writing a brief text message.

  • This is a perfect first day set of activities: this 11 page packet consists of Getting-to-Know-You worksheets, a collage template, reading inventories, a classmate interview activity and a word search for upper elementary students.

  • This is a perfect first day set of activities: This 10 page packet consists of Getting-to-Know-You worksheets, a collage template, reading inventories, and a classmate matching activity. Great for the first day of school!

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

  • 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.
  • A seven page packet of materials to start the school year for upper el/middle 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.
  • A bright red apple tag to slide onto a pencil for a great welcome gift or first day of school craft. Messages include "Welcome!" or "Welcome to ____" (Pre-K through 5th Grade).

  • Wrap 1, 2, or 3 pencils with these colorful flags for a great welcome gift or first day of school craft. Messages include "Welcome Back to School" or "Welcome to ____" (pre-k through 5th grade).

  • Slide up to 3 pencils and/or stick candies into this cute and colorful pocket for a great welcome gift or first day of school craft. Messages include "Welcome Back to School!" or "Welcome to ______" (Pre-K through 5th Grade).

  • "I survived my first day of preschool!"
  • Create a bar graph to show information about classmates.
  • Create a bar graph to show information about classmates.
  • Colorful game board: Reinforces use of the words "go", "to", and "the".
  • Enhances Julie Danneberg's witty story of first day nerves. Combine with our Back to School Unit activities in our Theme section.

  • Enhances vocabulary for Nancy Poydar's book about back-to-school jitters.
  • "Remember when it was scary to go to school? 'Cause it was your first day and you didn't know anything. Meet Junie B. Jones, kindergartner. She's so scared of the school bus and the meanies on it that when it's time to go home, she doesn't." This unit enhances the Barbara Park book with vocabulary and comprehension skills development.
  • Three activity pages designed to accompany Joseph Slate's story of a kindergarten teacher and her first days of class.
  • Enhances Audrey Penn's heartwarming story of a mother's love for her baby raccoon.
  • 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

  • "Welcome back!" Six back-to-school themed bookmarks per page.
  • Wide-lined border paper with color illustrations of pencils in the surrounding borders.
  • Medium-lined border paper with color illustrations of pencils in the top left corner.
  • A blackline border paper that looks great printed on colored paper. Use for announcements, letters home, poetry border paper, and more.
  • Writing Paper with a school theme border.
  • Write a note to your students at the beginning of the year with this paper.
  • "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.
  • 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!
  • Use the versatility of t-shirt styles to make a bulletin board. Suggestions for using your own materials and/or more bulletin board materials on abcteach for making a great bulletin board.
  • You are the apple of my eye. Apple pattern for student's picture and some personal information. Blackline.