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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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Effective Back-to-School Nights

For Teachers K - 6th
Here is an engaging and creative project to do with your ESL learners in preparation for back to school night. A digital camera is used to photograph each pupil, and everyone completes a short writing assignment that goes along with...
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Back to School Cootie Catcher

For Teachers 1st - 5th
Relive the back-to-school jitters with this fun cootie catcher activity. Including uplifting wishes and predictions for the coming school year, this resource is a great way to start the year off on a positive note.
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End of Unit 1 Assessment: Analyzing an Excerpt from Barack Obama’s Back-to-School Speech

For Teachers 6th Standards
In order to assess their mastery of the concepts taught in a 12-lesson plan unit study of Christopher Paul Curtis' Bud, Not Buddy, individuals read excerpts from President Barack Obama's 2009 Back-to-School Speech and use the strategies...
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How I Get to School

For Students 1st - 3rd Standards
Find out how many of your learners take the bus, how many walk, and how many bike with a quick survey. Class members gather data about how each individual gets to school and mark the results on this page in order to create a bar graph.
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How To Calm Back-to-School Nerves

For Teachers K - 3rd
Set students up for success with these tips for getting the year off to a smooth start.
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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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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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Back-To-School Shopping

For Teachers 5th
Fifth graders estimate the prices of items to be bought for back to school. They use catalogs and/or advertisements to research the cost of each of the items. They use problem solving strategies and a spreadsheet template to determine...
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Back to School (Secondary)

For Teachers 5th - 6th
Welcome your class back to school! They will participate in a character education activity in order to build community at the school. First they identify needs of new students by putting themselves in their shoes and create welcome packs...
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Back-to-School Night Basics

For Teachers 1st - 6th
Ease your fears about Back-to-School Night with practical planning ideas that are sure to make your event a success.
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Back-to-School Night: What Parents Need to Know

For Teachers K - 6th
Get prepared for your Back-to-School Night presentation with these tips and ideas.
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Back To School Ideas_Compiled

For Teachers 1st - 5th
Help your class participate in hands-on activities to get them back into the swing of going to school everyday. This list is designed for all grade levels with unique ideas for each (note that many ideas are geared for elementary, but...
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Back to School Calendar

For Teachers K - 5th
From the first day of school until the last, keep your class running smoothly with this set of calendar templates. Including both a monthly and a weekly calendar, as well as a project description page, these resources are useful...
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Top Ten Tips for a Successful Back to School Night

For Teachers 1st - 6th
Here are my top ten tips to ensure that you have a fantastic Back to School Night.
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Welcome Back to the Computer Lab: Starting a New School Year

For Teachers 1st - 5th
Get kids re-oriented to the computer lab for back-to-school. The constructivist approach in this session allows children to exert ownership of their behavior in the computer lab. Read aloud a few books about good and poor manners, as...
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Taking Visual Impairment to School

For Teachers Pre-K - 3rd Standards
What is the world like when you can't see, or when your vision is impaired? Learn about how Lisa communicates with the world around her with Taking Visual Impairment to School by Rita Whitman Steingold. Learners answer discussion...
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Lesson 4: Back to School

For Students 7th - 12th Standards
Based on your current level of human capital, how long would it take you to earn $1,000,000? What about your potential human capital? Learners explore the importance of education and experience when entering the workforce, and compare...
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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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Eight Ways to Learn All About Me

For Teachers Pre-K - 3rd
Activities designed to encourage young ones to learn who they are and how to express themselves.
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Taking Down Syndrome to School

For Teachers Pre-K - 3rd Standards
Teach your class about the ways they can befriend and understand people who are different from them with a reading comprehension lesson. As youngsters read Taking Down Syndrome to School by Jenna Glatzer, they answer a series of...
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Collaborative Discussion: Common Core Basics for Back-to-School

For Teachers K - 12th
Listening may be the most important skill of all for Common Core collaborative speaking standards. Prepare yourself for a class experience that boosts listening and speaking skills, with a great article. Attached lessons, excellent...
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First-Day-of-School Activity: The Kissing Hand

For Teachers K - 2nd
Looking for an interactive back to school activity? Start by reading the book The Kissing Hand, and having your class discuss their feelings about the first day of school. They trace their hand onto paper, cut out the paper hand, paint a...
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Back to School: Style Analysis

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Jump back into expository writing and analysis at the start of a new school year! Start with a review of an authors' stylistic choices in diction, syntax, treatment of subject matter, and figurative language. Writers choose a text to...