Back to School Activities- Bundle

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This product has been recently updated (September 2015)! 2 new back to school packets are now included!

This back to school bundle is packed full of fun activities! Use the book Do Unto Otters to help your class write their classroom rules. Teach safety tips and have students write their tips on a star to display in the classroom. There are scrambled sentences to help students learn sentence structure and work great to introduce center activities. Fun writing prompts to get to know your students. Worksheets that can be used for morning work, review, or homework. Tons more included in this pack!

Included in this bundle:

Writing Classroom Rules (30 pages)

Use the book Do Unto Otters by Laurie Keller to teach students how they should treat each other in class.
Included:
• Scripted lesson plan for the book
• Writing activity
• Behavior management plan- my whole class card system posters and strategies for consequences
• Reward cards
• Individual behavior cards
The book is not included.

Safety Tips for the Classroom- Officer Buckle and Gloria (11 pages)

This includes fun activities to teach safety in the classroom, using the book Officer Buckle and Gloria by Peggy Rathmann.

Included:
• Write their own safety tip and draw a picture on the star
• Write a letter to Officer Buckle or Gloria
• Write a thank you letter to a police officer
• Follow directions page (practice listening)
• Write and draw three of Officer Buckle’s safety tips
• Draw pictures of three things that happened in order
• Persuasive letter to the principal as why Officer Buckle and Gloria should come visit
The book is not included.

How to Treat Classroom Books (34 pages)

Mr. Wiggle's Book, by Paula Craig and Carol Thompson, is the perfect book to teach students how to treat books in the classroom. Students fall in love with Mr. Wiggles and they enjoy making him happy by reading books correctly. The book is not included.

Students will learn how to treat books and will make a bookmark as a reminder. They also can write a letter to Mr. Wiggles telling him all the ways they respect their books.

Included:
• Lesson Plan with response strategies
• Mr. Wiggles bookmarks (blank copy and a copy with writing lines)
• Mr. Wiggles Poster (color and b&w copy)
• Letter Template
• Writing paper
How to Treat Books-Center, Short Reader, and Worksheets
When to Read-Center and Worksheets

Making New Friends- Writing a Complete Sentence (13 pages)

The book Bear's New Friend, by Karma Wilson, is a great example of how students can make new friends! Through this lesson plan, students will discuss how they can have new friends. Also, students will work on writing a complete sentence. Students will learn some of the response strategies that will be used throughout the year.

Included:
• Scripted lesson plan for the book
• Sentence starters
• Retell page
• Build a sentence
The book is not included in this lesson.

Reading Response Worksheets (18 pages)

I have provided the reading response worksheets that I used for homework. I also use these for in-class reading responses.

Worksheets Include:
• Beginning, Middle, and End
• Retell
• Main Character and Setting
• Problem and Solution
• Changing the ending
• Favorite Part
• Facts

Sight Word Binder- Volunteers (48 pages)

Have your classroom volunteers give students individual spelling tests each week and have them keep up with testing students on reading sight words.

This packet includes:
• Directions on how to set up the Sight Word Binder
• Directions on setting up Sight Word Practice Rings
• Sight Word Binder Covers (b&w and color options)
• Volunteer Direction Pages
• Student Spelling and Reading Pages
• Spelling Grade Book Page
• Notes to Send Home
• Extra Sight Word Lists
Based on Fry’s High-Frequency Word List

Scrambled Sentences-Back to School
These scrambled sentences are a great way for students to practice word order and sentence structure. There are eight sentences per topic and the topics are recess, classroom rules, working together, and reading. The writing pages are included with different line sizes.

Students will be asked to place the word cards in the correct order and then write the sentence correctly. I have students write four sentences each day.

I also included the student directions and instructions for setting up these activities.

To provide differentiation, there are eight simple sentences provided with 2-3 words in each sentence.

Back to School Worksheets
This packet contains 33 pages of fun back to school activities and no prep! Just print and go.

Students will have fun coloring a picture on the first day of school and coloring the same one on the last day! Have a folder for each student and keep adding things to it throughout the year. Let students decorate the front of their folder and then you can send it home at the end of the year with all their memories!

Worksheets Included:
• (2) First/Last Day Coloring Pages
• (1) All About Me- Fun way to get to know students. Have them fill it out and take turns presenting to the class.
• (5) Label the picture- Students will cut out the words and paste them next to the picture.
• (6) Following Directions- Students will color the pictures based on directions given. They will color based on ordinal position.
• (3) Number Writing Practice- Students will count the number of objects in the box and then practice writing the number.
• (1) Color Even and Odd- Students will color the bubbles based on if the number is even or odd.
• (3) Skip Count and Color- Students will skip count by 2’s, 5’s, and 10’s and color the correct bubbles.
• (2) Color the Vowels and Consonants- Students will color the bubbles based on if the letter is a vowel or consonant.
• (2) Color the Capitals and Lowercase
• (5) Handwriting Practice
• (1) Beginning Sound- Students will look at the first picture and then pick the picture that has the same beginning sound.
• (2) Rhyming Words

Back to School Writing Prompts
This packet contains 30 back to school writing prompts. Students will have fun telling about themselves and drawing pictures to match their sentences!

Topics Include:
• First day
• Facts about themselves
• Things that bug them
• New Friends
• Teachers
• What they want to be when they grow up
• Summer memories and so much more

Also included is a list of some wonderful back to school books!


Individual lessons click here:

Writing Classroom Rules

Classroom Safety Tips

How to Treat Classroom Books

Making Friends

Reading Response Worksheets

Sight Word Binder

Scrambled Sentences- Back to School

Back to School Activities

Back to School Writing Prompts

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