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  • 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.

  • [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.
  • Jeffrey is very excited to start third grade. A realistic fiction reading comprehension.
  • Wide-lined border paper with color illustrations of pencils in the surrounding borders.
  • Suggestions for how to organize a first day of school.

  • "Ed sits in the front row of class. There are seven girls in the front row and one boy. How many children sit in the front row, in all?"
  • 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.
  • Have your students write about themselves, their interests, and their goals.
  • A rebus story followed by comprehension questions. Good for primary or early readers.
  • 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.
  • Writing activity asking students to write about how they feel at the start of a new school year
  • 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 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 'Worksheet: Picture Sentences - School (primary)' printable worksheet in the classroom or at home. Your students will love this 'Worksheet: Picture Sentences - School (primary)'. "The children are getting on the bus." Choose the sentence that best describes the picture.
  • "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.
  • 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.

  • 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).

  • This is a great way of involving parents and students in goal-setting. Starting with a letter to parents and ending with a form for helping students achieve self-set goals, measure their own progress, and learn the sense of accomplishment that comes with achievement!
  • 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.

  • "Today is the first day of school." A very short realistic fiction reading comprehension.
  • 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.
  • Fill out students information, laminate, punch a hole and add yarn to create a name tag/I.D. for the first week of school. 

  • 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!

  • Cut out the six school items and paste them on the matching squares on the board.
  • Colorful game board: Reinforces use of the words "go", "to", and "the".
  • This twelve page unit contains an acrostic form, a word search, a KWL, several writing prompts, and more, all related to the theme of "family".
  • 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 '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.
  • "All About Me" Younger students will enjoy writing about themselves with this castle patterned writing paper. Primary dotted lines are included.
  • A fun silent activity for the classroom. Great for back to school activities.
  • This is a fun getting-to-know-you survey you can have students complete at the start of the school year.

  • A realistic fiction story, and great testing practice! This reading comprehension would make a good opening for talking about friends, peer pressure, fitting in...
  • Cut out the six school items and paste them on the matching squares on the board. Print out two copies to create a matching game.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • "All About Me" This fun 15 question game ("Find someone who has been to the zoo this year" etc) is a great getting-to-know-you game-- even for people who think they know each other!

  • Ashton wins the third grade writing award!
  • 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.
  • 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.