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71 resources with the concept back to school

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Interview Somebody New!

For Students 4th - 8th Standards
The best way to get to know someone is by interviewing them. Use a interviewing worksheet that has individuals asking a new person questions like where they were born, what they did over the summer, goals for the year, and how many...
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Compare and Contrast

For Students 4th - 8th Standards
How was your summer vacation? Encourage class members to meet their new friends with a back-to-school activity that compares summer vacations using a Venn diagram.
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Home & School: School

For Students Pre-K - 2nd Standards
What are some of the essential items and words students need to know for going to class? Designed for special education students but with a variety of applications, here you'll find a set of 12 picture cards that include images and terms...
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Getting Started with Write & Read Books

For Teachers 1st - 4th
Welcome your class back to school with a mini-book. Learners fill in information about the school year and themselves and then illustrate each sentence. When they are complete, pupils can share their books and get to know their classmates.
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Getting-to-Know-You Bingo Game

For Students 2nd - 4th Standards
Add some variety to your traditional getting-to-know-you activity with a game of bingo! Learners meet and greet with their classmates, filling in squares on a bingo card with students who fit the appropriate description (i.e. "My...
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Writing Diagnostics and Introduction to Literary Terms

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Assess your new learners' writing abilities and knowledge of literary terms with these diagnostic activities. Part of a back-to-school unit, this is meant to provide the teacher with information about the ability levels of their class....
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Other Changes (Life-Changing Events Outside of the Family)

For Teachers K Standards
New ReviewChange is inevitable. Kindergarteners discuss coping skills to properly manage changes that can occur outside the family.  Scholars reflect on their life changes after starting kindergarten. They discuss their feelings and draw a...
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100 Ideas to Start the Year Back-To-School Icebreakers

For Teachers K - 12th
It's back-to-school time, and what better way to get learners to know each other than with icebreakers? Bring a list of icebreakers, ranging in grade levels, to the new members of your class. 
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My Procedural Teaching Checklist

For Teachers K - 12th
There are so many details involved in running a classroom! A helpful list addresses each classroom procedure for new students, including changing groups, walking in the hallways, visitors in the classroom, and organizing materials.
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Schedules and Routines: Grade 5

For Teachers 5th
Before diving head first into the year's curriculum, take time to establish clear routines and procedures for your classroom. Starting with how to set up a class schedule that meets the needs of fifth grade learners, this sample chapter...
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Classroom Setup: Grade 3

For Teachers 3rd
There's a lot of thought that goes into setting up safe and supportive classroom environments. From establishing a whole group meeting area and arranging desks, to organizing classroom supplies and creating bulletin board displays, this...
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Schedules and Routines: Grade 1

For Teachers 1st
It doesn't matter if you're a new teacher trying to set up your classroom for the first time or a veteran teacher looking for new ideas to freshen up your teaching, this resource has something to offer everyone. After providing a general...
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Classroom Setup: Kindergarten

For Teachers K
Whether you're planning to set up your classroom for the start of another school year or just need a change of scenery, this sample chapter taken from a Responsive Classroom book provides suggestions for making the most out of your...
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Really Good Bulletin Boards

For Teachers Pre-K - 5th
It can be difficult to have the creative energy to think up bulletin board displays after a full day of teaching. Every teacher will want to take a look at this document, which outlines tips for creating fabulous classroom bulletin...
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September!

For Teachers Pre-K - 3rd
Here's a must-have resource for primary classrooms. The 144-page resource is packed with ideas, tips, suggestions, templates, worksheets, graphic organizers, and activities, all with a September theme. The calendar even notes special...
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How to Remember Names

For Teachers K - 12th
Do you have trouble remembering all of your new pupils' names at the beginning of each school year? Here are seven handy ideas that you can try out when faced with a whole new group of names to memorize.
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10 Ways To Become a Better Reader

For Teachers K - 12th
One of the best ways to become a better reader is to read! This poster points out this fact of life in ten different fun fonts and colors.
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Mosaic Nameplates

For Teachers 1st - 6th
Start the school year off with an art project that will help everyone learn each other's names! Individuals color in the squares on this template with the goal of writing their names and creating unique mosaic designs.
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Back-to-School Bulletin Board Templates

For Teachers Pre-K - 3rd
Spiff up your classroom walls with three adorable templates! Each hot air balloon, puzzle piece, or surfboard can be decorated by a teacher or pupil and pinned up on the wall to create a cute class display.
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Classroom Rules Worksheet

For Teachers Pre-K - 12th
Involve class members in establishing classroom rules by providing them with a worksheet that asks them to develop four rules, describe how they will teach these rules to their classmates, how they will reinforce the rules, and detail...
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Back to School Means...(Concept Web)

For Students 4th - 8th
Going back to school doesn't have to be scary! Brainstorm what Back to School means with a concept web graphic organizer. 
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Meet the Teacher Event

For Students 3rd - 6th
Don't waste time making your own sign-in sheet! Instead, use this set of Meet the Teacher Night sign-up and sign-in sheets. The resource includes a sign-in sheet, volunteer preferences sign-up sheet, a parent information sheet, and a...
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The Fourth and Fifth Rs - Respect and Responsibility

For Teachers 5th - 7th
Set the tone for a successful school year with a list of strategies to instill respect and responsibility. With tips for classroom management and ways to get parents involved, the resource is valuable for new and veteran teachers alike.
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Guess Who I Am

For Students 3rd - 8th
In this self descriptions learning exercise, students complete the sentences about themselves and then others guess who wrote it. Students complete 12 sentences.