- Magic Playdough
This goes with a first day of school activity found at Little Giraffes Teaching Ideas. This ball of playdoh is fun But it’s magical as well. With a few squeezes, The future it will tell. If it changes color, A great year is ahead for you and me. Squeeze it now! What do you see?
- Back to School Bus Puzzle (color) (b&w)
- I Like School Writing Practice Page
“I like school…” writing practice page. Has a picture of a bus and writing lines.
- School Themed Writing Paper: Bus or School Border
Desk Tags / Nameplates
See also: NAMEPLATES
- Back to School Nameplates / Desk Tags Desk tags or nameplates with a school bus and abc 123 back to school theme. Choose from color or black and white.
- Crayons Desk Tags / Nameplates (color) (b&w)
Printable crayon desk tags available in color or black and white.
- Chester Goes to School Book
This book was originally available at The Learning Leap website. It has since gone offline but we have a copy of the book archived here. Find more activities for The Kissing Hand at Little Giraffes.
- Class Book: “To School” Innovation
An innovation of “To Town” by Joy Cowley; a Rigby Story Box book – Print one copy of the cover for each book you plan to make. Print one copy of the cloze page for each student. Discuss with the students different ways to get to school. If available, read “To Town” by Joy Cowley with the class. After each child has come up with a way to go “to school”, help each student decide whether to use the page that says “…on a _____.” OR “…in a _____.” Encourage students to use inventive spelling to fill in the blank and illustrate their pages appropriately. If students are not able to use inventive spelling to fill in the blanks independently, an adult should fill in the blank for the students.
Getting to Know You, Icebreakers
- Find Someone Who Worksheet
A fun getting-to-know-you, icebreaker, or back to school activity. Students find someone who matches the criteria listed in each square.
- Getting to Know You Worksheet
Students answer questions about classmates by finding someone who matches the criteria. Color Black and White
- How do you travel to school? Pocket Chart Graphing Printable
Includes header card and graphing cards for your pocket chart, plus a graphing sheet.
- Classroom / School Rules Student Contract
A contract for students to list school or classroom rules, then sign and date.