Back to School Activities for the 1st Weeks of School: Grades 2-4

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Grade Levels
2nd - 5th
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55 pages
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This new and revised packet includes 17 activities for the first 2 weeks of school for grades 2-5. These fun ELA activities are great for building a class community. There are a variety of activities to help students get to know each other and for you to learn more about your students. These activities are also good for assessing students’ writing and reading at the beginning of school. Lesson instructions included for each activity. Common Core Standards for Grades 2-4 included in the first few pages. (B/W copies included)

Table of Contents:
Common Core Standards
First Day: Unscramble the Sentence Activity
Class Meetings with Talking Stars
Find Your Partner Picture Cards
All About Me Adjective Writing Activity
Compare and Contrast: You and Your Partner Venn Diagram
Compare and Contrast Information Text Writing
Summer Fun: Information Text Writing Activity
First Day “Ticket Out” Writing Activity
“Find Someone Who” Ice Breaker Scavenger Hunt Activity
3 Things I Like About School Writing Activity
Last Year I Couldn’t….. but Now I Can…. Writing Activity
Acrostic Poem Writing: “School”
Our Class Writing “Back to School” Book Cover
Pair Interviews and Compare and Contrast Venn Diagram
Compare and Contrast Information Text Writing Activity
Two Truths and a Fib Writing Activity
Let’s Have a Ball Activity
Ticket Out: End of the 1st Week Writing Activity
Respect Rap
“I Can Be” Banner: Writing Activity
Bio Poem Graphic Organizer and Form
Bio Poem Writing Activity
Our Class “Back to School” Poetry Book Cover

*****Please download the Preview file to see sample pages of the activities in this packet. Thank you.

*****If you have purchase either the original or 1st revision of this product please go to your purchase page to download this new revision. Thank you.
Total Pages
55 pages
Answer Key
Teaching Duration
2 Weeks
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