1st Grade Back to School First Week of First Grade Activities

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This was extremely helpful to me when I was a beginning teacher, and I still use some of these resources in my eighth year teaching!
I'm teaching first grade for the first time in over 20 years. The stuff I used 20 years ago is so outdated. Thanks for making my job easier.


Are you a new 1st grade teacher, or do you need some fresh first grade activities for the first week back to school? This 1st grade back to school resource includes everything you need to have an amazing first week of first grade. These first grade activities include editable back to school letters, open house forms, editable lesson plans for the first week of first grade, and tons of printable first grade activities!

Here is what you will receive in this first grade back to school product: 

  • An editable welcome to 1st grade letter (color and black/white)
  • An editable welcome letter from the teacher
  • Directions on using QR codes in the welcome letters
  • Welcome signs for open house with a popcorn theme
  • Open house checklist for families (editable version, too)
  • Transportation form form families
  • 1st grade parent survey
  • Letter to the teacher from families
  • Detailed lesson plans with suggested schedules (editable version, too)
  • Blank lesson plans templates that are editable

Day 1 Printables:

  • Morning work coloring page
  • Gingerbread man hunt (editable, too)
  • The Night Before 1st Grade
  • All about me bags
  • My first day of school booklet
  • Number grid
  • Dismissal labels

Day 2 Printables:

  • Morning work - color words
  • Best part of my first day writing activity
  • Fill in a friend activity

Day 3 Printables:

  • Morning work - number words
  • Perfect pairs partner cards
  • Writing activity
  • Apple alphabet game
  • Letter sound sort
  • My favorite number activity

Day 4 Printables:

  • Morning work - beginning sounds
  • Tattling vs. reporting cards
  • My favorite color writing activity
  • Making words activity
  • All about me number grid
  • All about my numbers activity
  • Living and nonliving activity

Additional printables included:

  • Morning work page - ending sounds
  • Attention grabbers
  • Hallway poems
  • Mornings songs
  • Booklist
  • Letter, letter, sound script
  • Question of the day & morning message explanation
  • Procedures checklist
  • Color photos of anchor charts
  • List of extra first week ideas
  • List of things to prep for the first week of school
  • List of things to buy for the first week of school

See What Other Teachers are Saying. . .

⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐  Chloe C. says, “I am only a second year teacher (with last year being virtual for a good part of it), so this was very very helpful for my first "real" first day of school! I love how much there is in here, especially the procedural things!”

⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐  Natalie N. says, “This product is amazing! Although every school's first few days of school are different depending on how the school approaches things, the editable lesson plans are great. I love the plans you have prepared and how easy they are to follow. Thank you so much for all the hard work you put into the product.”

⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐  Sarah P. says, “This is my first year in first grade after years teaching upper elementary. None of my previous first week activities were appropriate for first graders. Thank you for fresh and fun activities to do my first week of school. My favorite part of this resource is definitely the recommended schedule, as it really helps me wrap my brain around a primary classroom schedule for the first week of school after years and upper elementary.”

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131 pages
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