Back to School Activities Middle & High | Google Apps | All About Me | SEL

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Establishing a strong and trusting rapport with your students in the first week and beyond is critical to creating a positive and effective learning environment. Understanding your students’ strengths, challenges and social emotional needs will lead to a more productive and safe classroom setting.

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This 50 page NO PREP Back to School Activities Google Slides is flexible and adaptable to suit the needs and schedule of your students and classroom. 

You can create an:

  • 50 Page Digital Back to School Journal for each student to complete over the first few weeks of school;
  • Individual lessons. Create individual Google Classroom activities by copying and pasting the slides from this file into separate files. This will allow you to spread the lessons throughout your days and week at the start of the school year.

The learning outcomes of this Back to School packet, includes but is not limited to:

  • Understand similarities and differences between themselves and peers
  • Demonstrate knowledge of class rules/expectations
  • Demonstrate knowledge of personal behavior.
  • Participate cooperatively with small group of students.
  • Describe feelings or mood when asked.
  • Make positive statement about the qualities and accomplishments of self.

This resource has been divided into 5 sections:

Section One - ALL ABOUT ME

  • All About Me - Questionnaire
  • Who Lives in Your House?
  • My Favorite Subjects and Biggest Challenges Are...
  • My Gifts And Talents Are...
  • I Can...
  • My Goals for This Year Are
  • What Are You Watching Now?
  • What Foods Are You Loving?
  • My Favorite Books Right Now...
  • My Dream Weekend Would Be...
  • My Top Five Movies of All Time.
  • My Favorite Phone Apps Are...
  • My Top Ten Favorite Songs of All Time.
  • The Last 5 Songs I Played on Spotify Are...


  • Anxiety Calming Strategies - When I Am Anxious I Calm Myself By...
  • Positive Self-Talk - Promoting Phrases & Creating Personal Phrase
  • Positive Character Traits - Identifying & Promoting Personal Traits
  • Positive Habits - Five Day Habit Tracker
  • Gratitude - Gratitude Jar To Reflect On What I Feel Thankful For...


  • Ice Breaker Game - Classroom Buzz Around the Room
  • Ice Breaker Game - Classmate Scavenger Hunt
  • Ice Breaker Game - Would You Rather?


  • Our Classroom Should Look Like, Sound Like Feel Like
  • What Traits Would You Like In Our Classroom Community
  • A Few Guidelines / Class Rules
  • Our Classroom Community Guidelines


  • The Person I Admire Most...
  • When I Finish High School I Hope To...
  • Imagine You Have A Superpower That Makes Your Dreams Come True...
  • You Invented A New Technology That Is...
  • My Favorite Time Of The Year Is...


  • Photographs For Visual Writing Prompts. - Canoe In Ocean Between Cliffs
  • Photographs For Visual Writing Prompts. - Superhero Girl On Cliff
  • Photographs For Visual Writing Prompts. - Astronaut On Planet
  • Photographs For Visual Writing Prompts. - Woman Sailing A Sailboat
  • Photographs For Visual Writing Prompts. - Ufo Landing In Field
  • Photographs For Visual Writing Prompts. - Group On Beach Waving Flares

Section Seven- JUST FOR FUN

  • Back To School Word Search
  • My Name Acrostic Poem


  • All About Me' Bunting / pennant.

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Good luck with your school year :)

Sarah Anne

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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Write narratives to develop real or imagined experiences or events using effective technique, well-chosen details, and well-structured event sequences.
Produce clear and coherent writing in which the development, organization, and style are appropriate to task, purpose, and audience.


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