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  • Use this 'Spelling: School (primary)' printable worksheet in the classroom or at home. Your students will love this 'Spelling: School (primary)'. Great for back-to-school. Learn vocabulary with this fun set: word scramble, story-writing, cloze exercise, and more. From "bus" to "school".
  • Use this 'Acrostic Poem: School' printable worksheet in the classroom or at home. Your students will love this 'Acrostic Poem: School'. This printable school acrostic poem form perfect a Back to School Theme Unit.
  • This School Favorites Clip Art is perfect to practice tally and graphing skills. Your elementary grade students will love this School Favorites Clip Art. Use the tally sheet and graph form to determine favorite subjects and favorite unit.
  • Use this 'Border Paper: School is (primary)' printable worksheet in the classroom or at home. Your students will love this 'Border Paper: School is (primary)'. Unlined paper with illustrations of school-related objects in the surrounding border (apples, pencils, crayons) and the writing prompt "School is..." at the top.
  • Use this 'Border Paper: School is (primary)' printable worksheet in the classroom or at home. Your students will love this 'Border Paper: School is (primary)'. Wide-lined paper with illustrations of school-related objects like pencils and apples in the surrounding border, and the prompt "School is..." at the top.
  • Students circle and color cute stick drawings of ways to arrive at school, bus, bicycle, etc.
  • Color worksheet of things used at school.
  • This School Themed Addition (elementary) Word Problems is perfect to practice problem solving skills. Your elementary grade students will love this School Themed Addition (elementary) Word Problems. "Last year there were 89 third graders at Johnson Elementary School. This year there are five more." Five school-themed math addition problems.
  • This School Themed Multiplication (elementary) Word Problems is perfect to practice problem solving skills. Your elementary grade students will love this School Themed Multiplication (elementary) Word Problems. "There are three rows of pencils. Each row has four pencils. How many colored pencils does Yoko have?" Five school-themed multiplication problems.
  • This School Themed Multiplication (upper elementary) Word Problems is perfect to practice problem solving skills. Your elementary grade students will love this School Themed Multiplication (upper elementary) Word Problems. Cindy had a summer job bathing dogs. She earned $5.25 for every dog she bathed. She bathed 17 dogs every week. How many dogs did she bathe in two weeks?
  • This School Themed Skip Counting (elem) Word Problems is perfect to practice problem solving skills. Your elementary grade students will love this School Themed Skip Counting (elem) Word Problems. "There are two boys in every row on Bruce’s bus. How many boys are there in two rows?" Five school-themed math problems using skip counting.
  • This School Themed Subtraction (elem) Word Problems is perfect to practice problem solving skills. Your elementary grade students will love this School Themed Subtraction (elem) Word Problems. "Matt has to read a 53-page book by tomorrow. So far he has read 48 pages. How many more pages does he have to read?" Five school-themed subtraction word problems.
  • [member-created document] "Where do I live?" Trace and cut out. Trace and cut out. This house-shaped shapebook has prompts for students to answer about where they live.
  • [made with abctools] An 8-page schoolhouse-shaped shapebook with short sentences and space to draw. "This is my classroom."
  • Trace and cut out. From "backpack" to "writing", each page of this pencil-shaped shapebook has a word relating to school.
  • [member-created with abctools] Trace and cut out. From "crayons" to "school", each page of this schoolhouse-shaped shapebook has a word relating to school. Makes a great bulletin board decoration.
  • [member-created with abctools] Trace and cut out. This backpack-shaped shapebook has short prompts with space to write, draw, or glue pictures ("This is my name...")
  • First day of school activity for primary grades. Get to know the class and create bulletin board using this form.

  • [member-created with abctools] This is a good book to use at the beginning of school. Graph how the children got home, and then make a class book for the children to read, or use on a bulletin board.
  • [member-created with abctools] Trace and cut out. This schoolhouse-shaped shapebook has simple sentences for students to read and space for them to write or draw pictures.
  • (member-created with abctools) "I ride bus number ___" These cute schoolbus notes will help students remember their schoolbus number.
  • [member-created with abctools] Trace and cut out. This backpack-shaped shapebook has prompts for students to answer about their favorites. Good for first day back-to-school. Cute for posting around the room, or just learning about your students. Made for middle school.
  • This cute colorful sign is perfect to welcome students back to school.
  • Two small poster each with the faces of five children and the message, Welcome Back. Second poster also has a school house graphic.
  • A Spanish welcome for your female students
  • A Spanish welcome desk tag for your male students.
  • A back to school story. Read the story, then number the events as they occur in the story. Write the story again in your own handwriting and draw a picture to go with the text.
  • 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.

  • A back to school story. Read the events, put them in order (explaining the reasoning for the order), then write them into a story with creative embellishments. This lesson is adaptable to a variety of levels.
  • This packet is perfect for students interested in the zoo. Activities include writing about and drawing zoo animals, math problems, mazes and more.
  • 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.

  • Use this 'Writing Prompt: Summer Vacation (upper elem/middle)' printable worksheet in the classroom or at home. Your students will love this 'Writing Prompt: Summer Vacation (upper elem/middle)'. Use these "thinking prompts" to help start brainstorming for a "Summer Vacation" assignment.
  • "Go around the room, and ask your classmates about the items below. Have them sign their name in the boxes below."
  • 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.

  • Suggestions for how to organize a first day of school.