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Back to School Theme Units

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  • "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.
  • This How Do You Go Home from School? Graph is perfect to practice graphing skills. Your elementary grade students will love this How Do You Go Home from School? Graph. Helps with understanding charts, and serves as a useful teacher reference tool.
  • This How Do You Get to School? Graph is perfect to practice graphing skills. Your elementary grade students will love this How Do You Get to School? Graph. Helps with understanding charts, and serves as a useful teacher reference tool.
  • Name, birthday, parent/guardian contact information, etc. Four per page.
  • Transform a boring composition book into a playful & functional notebook. Requires old jeans, glue, and a little patience.
  • [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.
  • This Kids: Back to School 1 B&W clipart is great to illustrate your teaching materials. As an abcteach member you have unlimited access to our 22,000+ clipart illustrations and can use them for commercial use. This Kids: Back to School 1 B&W clipart is provided in jpeg format.
  • This Kids: Back to School 5 B&W clipart is great to illustrate your teaching materials. As an abcteach member you have unlimited access to our 22,000+ clipart illustrations and can use them for commercial use. This Kids: Back to School 5 B&W clipart is provided in jpeg format.
  • Fun school pictures and words make these flashcards useful for school activities.
  • Use this 'Book: Froggy Goes to School (primary)' printable worksheet in the classroom or at home. Your students will love this 'Book: Froggy Goes to School (primary)'. Enhances Jonathan London's story of back-to-school nerves, from the popular "Froggy" series.
  • Enhances Audrey Penn's heartwarming story of a mother's love for her baby raccoon.
  • Three activity pages designed to accompany Joseph Slate's story of a kindergarten teacher and her first days of class.
  • Paper and craft foam attach to a clip to make a handy address book or note pad. A great "back to school" craft!
  • Alcohol ink transforms an old pencil case into something special. A great "back to school" craft!
  • An old mint tin can be transformed into a handy carrying case for buttons, trinkets, dice, etc. A great "back to school" craft!
  • (student's name) had a great first day of school!
  • Problem solving with a "Back to School" theme. A variety of math skills are needed.
  • 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?
  • "Look at the clock. What time does school start?"
  • 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.
  • To use this four-page poster: print the pages, fold the edges, then glue or tape together along the edges. Laminate the poster for longer use.
  • 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.
  • A picture to color and lines to write a very short story with back to school theme words from a word bank.
  • Print and wrap this candy wrapper around a standard-size candy bar and glue in place for a great "welcome back to school" gift.
  • "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.
  • Homework to be done? Forms to be signed? Backpack unpacked for today and packed up for tomorrow? This homework checklist helps keep track of the school week.
  • Color worksheet of things used at school.
  • 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 KWHLAQ chart expands upon the traditional KWL, while having students learn about their school. This chart addresses the common core standards. CC: ELA: RI.4-5.1

  • Four page word wall with school-themed vocabulary. Includes colorful pictures in a cute pencil shapebook!

  • Use this 'Glyph: Name Attributes' printable worksheet in the classroom or at home. Your students will love this 'Glyph: Name Attributes'. Students will create a name glyph based on ther individual attributes. Includes teacher instructions, student directions and bulletin board key.
  • This 14 page packet contains a portfolio cover, goal setting sheets, portfolio contents dividers and reflection sheets. Perfect as an introduction to portfolio management.

  • Use this 'Portfolio: My School Subject Goals (upper elem)' printable worksheet in the classroom or at home. Your students will love this 'Portfolio: My School Subject Goals (upper elem)'. This 17 page packet contains a portfolio cover, goal setting sheets, portfolio contents dividers and reflection sheets. Perfect for upper elementary portfolio management.
  • Use this 'Portfolio: My School Subject Goals (primary)' printable worksheet in the classroom or at home. Your students will love this 'Portfolio: My School Subject Goals (primary)'. This 10 page packet contains templates for primary students' goal setting. It includes individual behavior and subjects, classroom goals and a weekly action plan.
  • Simple printable calendar for teaching calendar skills.
  • This Word Problems - School Supplies (elementary) is perfect to practice problem solving skills. Your elementary grade students will love this Word Problems - School Supplies (elementary). "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.
  • "School is fun because..." Colorful border and writing prompts encourages creative writing and a chance to share their opinions in a positive way.