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  • A rebus story followed by comprehension questions. Good for primary or early readers.
  • "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.
  • Jerry’s school has a maximum capacity of 600 students. Last year, 503 students were enrolled. This year, 287 boys and 285 girls are enrolled. How many students attend Jerry’s school in all?
  • Nine children are on the school bus. Five get off at the first stop. How many are left on the bus?
  • This plan allows students to identify their goals and how they will achieve them.

  • 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

  • Seven pages of lined border paper with illustrations of apples and pencils in the borders. Each page features writing prompts for students to answer about themselves, their school, and their interests. Good for first day back-to-school.
  • Use this 'Book: Junie B. Jones First Grader (at last!) (primary)' printable worksheet in the classroom or at home. Your students will love this 'Book: Junie B. Jones First Grader (at last!) (primary)'. "It's a new school year, and everything is different. Junie B. Jones has a new class, a new teacher, and even some new friends. She also has a new problem: she might need to get glasses!" This unit enhances the Barbara Park book with vocabulary and comprehension skills development.
  • Use your students' names to play bingo.
  • A blackline border paper that looks great printed on colored paper. Use for announcements, letters home, poetry border paper, and more.
  • 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.
  • Students circle and color cute stick drawings of ways to arrive at school, bus, bicycle, etc.
  • Use this Venn diagram to compare two apples.
  • Make your Pre-School students proud with this colorful award.
  • A rebus story followed by comprehension questions. Good for primary or early readers.
  • Enhances vocabulary for Nancy Poydar's book about back-to-school jitters.
  • [member-created using abctools] Find the words from "blackboard" to "teacher" in this horse's head-shaped word search.
  • [member-created with abctools] Unscramble the words from "playground" to "math".
  • This fill-in-the-blank story is a good way to get to know your students' personalities and writing abilities--and might be fun to refer back to at the end of the school year!
  • Use this Word document to add your students' names to this bingo game.
  • [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.
  • This How Do You Go Home from School? (Chart 2) Graph is perfect to practice graphing skills. Your elementary grade students will love this How Do You Go Home from School? (Chart 2) Graph. Printable graph with a school theme.
  • 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.
  • Four hundred and twenty five students attend Jefferson Elementary School. Two hundred and ten of them ride bicycles to school. There are only seventy bicycle stands at the school. How many students must share each stand?
  • 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.
  • From "apples" to "teacher".
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Updated. These school goal plans allow students to identify goals they have to be more successful and behaviors they will display to achieve these goals.

  • "Welcome back!" Six back-to-school themed bookmarks per page.
  • Practice writing by copying these sentences about school.
  • I like to go to school. I like to learn to read and write. I like to add and subtract, too. Science and social studies are fun subjects.
  • Narrow-lined, castle patterned writing paper with the title "All about me" at the top.
  • [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.
  • Start the year right by helping students look at themselves and their goals for the coming year with these pages of open-ended and wide-ranging questions about interests and goals.
  • 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 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.