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First Day of School Grades Pre-K-5

For Teachers Pre-K - 5th Standards
It's hard to believe that summer is coming to an end! Start the new school year off right with a collection equipped with a planning template, welcome and get-to-know-you activities, reading comprehension lessons, writing prompts, a...
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Back-to-School Grades Pre-K-5

For Teachers Pre-K - 5th Standards
Be prepared for a new school year with a back-to-school collection equipped with a variety of resources designed to create a warm welcome to your incoming scholars. Gain perspective, tips, and recommendations, with an assortment of...
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Back to Math

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Enjoy bringing scholars into the math classroom with a collection of back-to-school ice breakers and activities.  Also included are jumbo packs of worksheets and lesson plan ideas. 
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Middle and High School Ice Breakers

For Teachers 6th - 12th
A new school year, or a return from a long break, calls for an ice breaker. Help scholars get to know one another with a collection of ice breakers designed to meet the needs of grades six through twelve. Activities require pupils to...
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First Day of School: Middle and High School

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Welcome back! Make your new middle and high school students feel at home with a collection of classroom templates, printables, and activities designed to establish a supportive and collaborative classroom environment.
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Classroom Management in Elementary Grades

For Teachers K - 5th
Establishing classroom rules and expectations during the first few days of school is crucial in setting the tone for the entire school year. Exposing individuals to a morning routine, as soon as they walk through the door on that first...
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Bulletin Boards to Get You through the Year

For Teachers Pre-K - 5th
It can be very tricky to find time to come up with rotating bulletin board ideas. Here is a collection that answers all your problems. From August to June, these bulletin board ideas are guaranteed to help get you through the year.
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Elementary School Ice Breakers

For Teachers Pre-K - 5th
Break through the back-to-school anxiety with a collection of ice breakers for kindergarten through fifth grade. Scholars get to know their new friends through a variety of activities such as designing a quilt or cootie catcher,...
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Strategies for Activating Prior Knowledge

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Two minute talks, think-pair-share, and table drawings are just the start of this fantastic resource, which contains a collection of strategies for pre-assessing what your learners know and activating prior knowledge.
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August Daily Activities

For Students K - 2nd Standards
You'll feel more than prepared for the start of the school year with this collection of daily activities for the month of August! From filling in numbers on a calendar or coloring patterns to solving addition and reading comprehension...
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Mapping Your Identity: A Back-To-School Ice Breaker

For Teachers 3rd - 12th
Identify the unique personal attributes of your class members. Begin by viewing the Visual Thesaurus and discussing displayed attributes associated with famous American leaders. Using these identity maps as models, pupils generate nouns...
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Hey Teachers! Get to Know Me!

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Foster community in your classroom and encourage learners to get up and get to know each other. Individuals each receive the classmate inventory handout included and use it to fill in information about their fellow scholars. Once they...
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First Day of School

For Teachers 2nd - 5th Standards
On the first day of school, get to know your class members, and encourage friendship with a poetry lesson that uses adjectives. Scholars brainstorm personality traits, draft an "I Am" poem composed of words that describe them, then share...
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Aloha and Welcome Back!

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Show the class a Hawaiian welcome with a unique tradition! Class members welcome each other back to school by creating leis where each flower represents a different personal characteristic. After getting to know each other with the craft...
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Acrostic Poetry

For Teachers 2nd - 4th Standards
An acrostic poem is the focus of a lesson designed to encourage scholars to express themselves through poetry. Using their name, young writers brainstorm adjectives that best describe them then share their work with their peers to better...
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How to Write a “Favorite Things” List Poem

For Students 3rd - 8th Standards
If your students made a list of their favorite things, would writing poetry be on it? After this poetry writing lesson, it might! Young writers make a list of what they like—or what they don't like—before crafting the list into a rhyming...
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Back to School: Time Capsule Questions

For Students 2nd - 6th Standards
A time capsule probes scholars about their aspirations for the new year. Questions include what they wish to learn, try, and be when they grow up now that they are back to school. 
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Back to School Night Sign-In Sheet

For Teachers K - 6th
Remember whose parents came to Back-to-School Night with a pre-made sign-in sheet that requires attendees to write their name, phone number, email address, and more. 
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Creating a Bio Poem

For Students 4th - 12th Standards
Find out what's special about your pupils with a fun biopoem activity! As they fill out their name, words that describe them, what they love, and what they dream of, learners create an expressive poem about themselves.
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Quick Literacy Centers for Back to School

For Students 1st - 3rd Standards
Use a set of quick and easy to use literacy centers at the beginning of the year as you start to assess your students. The 13-page packet provides writing and reading activities with simple directions that allows new class members to...
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Going On A People Hunt!

For Students 2nd - 6th
Send the new faces in your class on a people hunt with a quick back-to-school, get-to-know one another activity. Learners are tasked to find a person in their class with blue eyes, wears glasses, has a birthday in March, and much more.
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Chrysanthemum: Name Graphing

For Students 2nd - 4th Standards
Let's graph the amount of letters in everyone's name in the class. Give the two-page sheet to class members to collect letter data and then translate their data into a graph.
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Back to School Math and Literacy Centers

For Students K - 1st Standards
From filling in the missing number to filling in the missing letter; to writing fluency sentences to skip counting and matching, a complete set of back to school math a literacy centers will not disappoint. Use these activities during...
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Meet the Teacher Night

For Students K
Use a packet of colorful chalkboard-themed Meet the Teacher Night sign-in and information sheets as part of your back-to-school activities. The packet is complete with welcome signs, classroom labels, methods of transportation labels,...
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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.
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Back to School

For Teachers Pre-K - 6th
What do you put in your backpack? What are your best study tips? How do students in other countries prepare for the first day of school? Celebrate the start to a great school with a packet of materials for elementary learners.
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Back to School | All About the Holidays

For Students K - 4th
Transitioning between the end of summer vacation and the beginning of the school year doesn't have to be a drag! A helpful video provides tips about starting the best school year ever, including going to sleep earlier, packing a lunch...
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10 Tips for Incoming Freshman in High School

For Students 8th - 9th
Everyone entering high school could use some helpful hints for their first few weeks. A list of ten tips guide new freshmen through social interactions, classroom dynamics, and extracurricular activities.
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Classroom Hunt

For Teachers K - 6th
Make connections with the biggest advocates for the children in your class—their parents! A set of classroom tools includes parent communication forms, opportunities for parents to volunteer, and a page for them to help you get to know...
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All about Me T-Shirt

For Students K - 6th
Encourage learners to wear their interests on their sleeves, literally. Class members decorate a blank t-shirt with personal information, including their hobbies, favorite part of school, and details about their family and self. 
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Who I Am

For Students 6th - 12th
Getting to know your class—and letting them get to know each other—is easy with an icebreaker worksheet. Topics include favorite food, subject, color, and book, as well as their birthday, role models, and favorite memories.
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Guest and Visitor Sign-In Sheet

For Teachers Pre-K - Higher Ed
A handy sign-in sheet is the perfect addition to your parent conference or open house night. It provides three columns for names, telephone numbers, and e-mail addresses.
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Intro ESL Lesson (Ages 3-7)

For Teachers Pre-K - 2nd
If you are working on colors, printing names, introductions, and other projects in the first few weeks of school, use a series of activities designed for English language learners. It includes cute ways to wish your little ones hello and...
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Classroom Collective

For Teachers K - 12th
If you need some structure for the beginning of your school year, look no further than this fabulous group of classroom materials. With inspirational posters, monthly calendars and assessment worksheets, a class job sign-up page, and a...
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Multiple Intelligences Checklist

For Students 4th - 12th
Invite your pupils to discover their strengths with a multiple intelligences assessment. They read through several pages of activities and check off the items that apply. Learners then tally up their scores to determine which of the...
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Classroom Rules Sample and Suggestion

For Teachers K - 12th
Set up your class with a strong foundation by creating a clear set of class rules. This document provides suggestions for phrasing and distributing class rules as well as list of rules you might try out.
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Cut and Paste School

For Students Pre-K - 1st
Perfect fine motor skills and hone shape-matching skills with a hands-on activity. Youngsters cut out each school-related image along the dotted lines and then paste the images into the correct places on the following page.
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School Picture-Word Cards

For Teachers Pre-K - K
Review school terms with a set of picture-word cards. Featuring terms such as globe, chalkboard, and crayons, the cards are a great way to welcome learners back into the classroom.
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Learning Something New: How Does It Feel?

For Teachers Pre-K - 2nd
Use song and dance to help your youngsters identify their feelings and embrace learning. Starting with a brainstorming activity, class members talk about learning new things and how this made them feel. After listing to the song, and...
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Back to School Night

For Parents K - 6th
Here is a beautiful example of a Back-to-School Night PowerPoint presentation that can easily be modified to fit the needs of your own classes.
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I Am... the Teacher

For Teachers K - 8th
Parents often feel as nervous as their children on the first day of school. Help to assuage their worries with a sweet letter by Michelle Guppy, assuring them that you are taking care of their children and thoroughly engaging in their...
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Like Me or Not Like Me?

For Students 2nd - 8th
In this getting acquainted at the beginning of the year worksheet, students fill in the blanks about themselves and another classmate regarding school subjects and friends and then compare them. Students fill in 12 blanks.
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Get To Know Me

For Students 2nd - 8th
In these information form worksheets, students complete 3 worksheets of various activities that details their preferences in school and personal information.
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Fortunately....Unfortunately

For Students 4th - 8th
For this essay worksheet, students write an essay about a situation that happened where they can use the phrases fortunately and unfortunately. Students write a 1 page essay.
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Back To School Bingo Template

For Students 2nd - 8th
In this Back to School bingo worksheet, cards are cut out that describe various facts or situations about students to be used in a back to school bingo game, where students find classmates who match the descriptions on cards. Worksheet...
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Back to School Activity

For Students 2nd - 3rd
In this back to school worksheet, students draw a picture of how they dressed on the first day of school, write about who they were happy to see, the name of their school, the day school started and their principal's name. Students also...
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Fact or Fantasy

For Teachers 2nd - 8th
In this fact and fantasy instructional activity, students write some true and false statements about their summer activities. Students write 8 statements.
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Back to School Concept Web

For Students 2nd - 3rd
In this graphic organizer worksheet, students complete a concept web using the topic of 'back to school.' Students fill in the web to organize their thoughts about the topic.