Mapping Your Identity: A Back-To-School Ice Breaker
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...
Effective Back-to-School Nights
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...
Back to School Cootie Catcher
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.
How To Calm Back-to-School Nerves
Set students up for success with these tips for getting the year off to a smooth start.
Writing Diagnostics and Introduction to Literary Terms
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....
Hey Teachers! Get to Know Me!
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...
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...
Back to School (Secondary)
Welcome your class back to school! They will participate in a character education lesson 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...
Back-to-School Night Basics
Ease your fears about Back-to-School Night with practical planning ideas that are sure to make your event a success.
Back-to-School Night: What Parents Need to Know
Get prepared for your Back-to-School Night presentation with these tips and ideas.
Back To School Ideas_Compiled
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...
Back to School Calendar
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...
Top Ten Tips for a Successful Back to School Night
Here are my top ten tips to ensure that you have a fantastic Back to School Night.
Welcome Back to the Computer Lab: Starting a New School Year
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...
Museum of Disability
Taking Visual Impairment to School
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...
Federal Reserve Bank
Lesson 4: Back to School
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...
Back To School Bingo Template
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...
Eight Ways to Learn All About Me
Activities designed to encourage young ones to learn who they are and how to express themselves.
Museum of Disability
Taking Down Syndrome to School
Teach your class about the ways they can befriend and understand people who are different from them with a reading comprehension lesson plan. As youngsters read Taking Down Syndrome to School by Jenna Glatzer, they answer a series of...
Collaborative Discussion: Common Core Basics for Back-to-School
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...
First-Day-of-School Activity: The Kissing Hand
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...
Back to School: Style Analysis
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...
Around the Block
Arthur and his friends help children explore the concepts of family, community, and diversity in a fun series of activities. From performing peer interviews to mapping out the different places students have lived or visited, this...
Core Knowledge Foundation
First Grade Skills Unit 1
First graders participate in skills practice with 32 lessons focusing on sound-spelling correspondence—sound combinations, consonant digraphs, double letter sounds, tricky spellings, and words. Lessons begin with a warm-up, review and...