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  • This Coming/Going to School Classroom Picture Graph is perfect to practice graphing skills. Your elementary grade students will love this Coming/Going to School Classroom Picture Graph. Use these picture patterns to make a classroom picture graph. Each student colors a picture that represents them and adds it to the classroom graph.
  • Use this 'Circle & Spell: School (boxes)' printable worksheet in the classroom or at home. Your students will love this 'Circle & Spell: School (boxes)'. Circle the correctly spelled words in each set, from BACKPACK to SCIENCE
  • Brief reading comprehension, math and direction-following exercises with a crayon theme.
  • "Look at the clock. What time does school start?"
  • Word search with back to school-themed vocabulary.

  • 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 colorful school house, student and school bus illustrations.

  • Create a bar graph to show information about classmates.
  • 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!
  • 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 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.
  • "School begins at _____." This early reader booklet is great for a lesson on telling time, for helping students understand their schedules, and for the fun of making a personalized book.
  • Students pair up by matching multiplication equation to its product, interview each other, and write answers to questions on the cards. A great back-to-school activity.

  • Jeffrey is very excited to start third grade. A realistic fiction reading comprehension.
  • Fun, pencil-shaped word search. Great for back to school!

  • 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.
  • 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!
  • 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.
  • Simple printable calendar for teaching calendar skills.
  • "School begins at _____." This early reader booklet is great for a lesson on telling time, for helping students understand their schedules, and for the fun of making a personalized book.
  • From "book" to "pencil". Printable Word Unscramble with school theme.
  • "Welcome back!" Six back-to-school themed bookmarks per page.
  • 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.
  • A rebus story followed by comprehension questions. Good for primary or early readers.
  • Cute school bus graphic and three-ruled lines make this the perfect desk tag for the beginning of school. Welcome students with their names on their desks or tables, lockers, bulletin boards and more.

  • Students pair up by matching shapes on cards, interview each other, and write the answers to questions on the cards. A great back to school activity.

  • 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.
  • In this school-themed folder game, students move along the game board path by drawing cards and matching the beginning blends. This is a great for pre-readers and early readers!

  • Students will have fun designing their own personalized stamp that reflects their interests.
  • 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

  • [member-created with abctools] Unscramble the words from "playground" to "math".
  • From "backpack" to "teeter-totter." These vocabulary building word strips with pictures are great for word walls, sentence strips, spelling and vocabulary practice.

  • Enhances vocabulary for Nancy Poydar's book about back-to-school jitters.
  • [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. Great Back To School activity.
  • [member-created using abctools] Find the school-themed words, from bell to pencil sharpener, in this word search.
  • This reading comprehension is a fictional story about a crocodile's first day of school.
  • 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 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.

  • "School is fun because..." Colorful border and writing prompts encourages creative writing and a chance to share their opinions in a positive way.
  • Have your students write about themselves, their interests, and their goals.
  • 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.