Back to School Activities

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1st, Homeschool
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This Back to School packet contains 1st Grade activities for the First Week of School! It comes with beginning of the year activities like Letter and Number recognition practice, Word Problems, a Reading Log, a "My First Week of School" book, fun Scavenger Hunts, and other practical printables and tips!

There is no time like the first week of school! It is a time to set the tone and expectations for our classrooms, get students to know each other, and get those reading levels in!

This packet was created with all of that in mind. Some activities encourage social interaction (like scavenger hunts, games, and sharing their writing and problem solving ideas), while others call for independent practice (like writing activities, math problems, cut and paste activities, and symmetry sheets).

I have included some procedure TIPS to help you have a smooth start! Remember that kids take a lot longer to do things in the beginning of the year!!

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Resource Highlights

• Printable binder covers, spines, and labels for immediate organization;

• Most activities are aligned with the CCSS;

• Standards are printed on each page for your reference;


Covers and Spines File (10 pages – Color and B & W)

• Binder Cover

• Binder Spine

• Subject Labels

Literacy File (22 pages)

• Write the missing capital letters.

• Write the missing lower case letters.

• Write the missing capital or lower case letters

• Cut and paste letters in ABC order.

• Color words – identify and write the words

• Writing prompts

• Phonics - Short a

• Phonics - Short e

• Phonics - Short i

• Phonics - Short o

• Phonics - Short u

Math File (15 pages)

• Write the missing numbers (to 25)

• Write numbers on the number line, hundreds chart, and solve equations.

• Cut and paste numbers in order (to 25).

• Cut and paste number words to numerals (to 10).

• Matching game number words/numerals.

• Addition word problems.

• Subtraction word problems

Extras Files (8 pages)

• Keypad for student number practice.

• “Colors” Scavenger Hunt

• “Friends” Scavenger Hunt

• Symmetry activities (3 pages)

• Tips for a Successful Scavenger Hunt.

• Tips for Successful Cut and Paste Activities.

• Tips for Engaging Students in Sharing


Other Back to School resources:

Back to School Basics Bundle!

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What's more, anytime I add a product to this bundle, you get it for free!. The earlier you get it, the cheaper it is because you will never pay for another resource that is added, even when I increase the price of the bundle.

Currently Included in this Bundle:

*First Grade Math Homework - Entire Year. Review 1st grade math skills all year long with this kid friendly, one page per week, all year resource! Teachers and parents rave about it!

*Editable Library Labels

Organize your classroom library with these practical, editable labels. They come in 3 colors, 2 sizes, and are super easy to work with. They fit a variety of bin sizes.

*Editable Newsletter Templates

Communicate consistently with parents using these editable templates. They are easy to use, and are not over-the-top with clip art.

*Editable Substitute Binder with Lesson Plans - Polkadot

Be professional and prepared from day one! This resource includes all the forms you need, plus Reading and Writing lesson plans!

*Reading Logs Galore!

Use for year long Reading Homework and/or in the classroom. Students read and write about all genres.

*Writing Folder

Must have! Writing folders promote independent thinking and accountability! Great for the beginning of the year!

*Back to School Bonanza

Packet for the 1st week of school! Includes activities that encourage quiet work, and others that promote interaction.


Did you need Word Work resources? Check these out!

*Word Work Activities for the Whole Year!

*Short Vowels Word Work Free Sample

*Short Vowels Word Work Bundle

*Short a Word Work

*Short e Word Work

*Short i Word Work

*Short o Word Work

*Short u Word Work


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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Use addition and subtraction within 20 to solve word problems involving situations of adding to, taking from, putting together, taking apart, and comparing, with unknowns in all positions, e.g., by using objects, drawings, and equations with a symbol for the unknown number to represent the problem.
Describe characters, settings, and major events in a story, using key details.
Demonstrate understanding of spoken words, syllables, and sounds (phonemes).
Participate in collaborative conversations with diverse partners about grade 1 topics and texts with peers and adults in small and larger groups.
Print all upper- and lowercase letters.


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