Back to School Beginning of the Year Activities for Secondary Students

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This Back to School Activities Packet is ideal for secondary students for the first day and week of school. It is filled with beginning of the year activities your students will love. You and your students will get to know each other and get ready for the school year.

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SMARTePlans Back to School Digital Activities (Secondary Classroom)

The full print version is included in the digital version

This resource includes a variety of back-to-school activities and ice breakers to make sure that you start your year on the right foot!


- Three pages of teacher instructions

- 11 different back-to-school activities

- Bulletin board ideas

- Easy partner matching

- Easy group matching (includes color and B&W options)

Back-to-School Activities for the Secondary Student:

1. About Me Student Survey

2. About Me Graphic Organizer

3. About Me Social Media Profile*

4. Plot Elements of Summer

5. About Me Top 10 Lists

6. Classroom Rules and Policies Word Search (with key)

7. About Me Classroom Quilt (3 designs)*

8. About You Partner Interview Activity (with two options)

9. About Us Group Scavenger Hunt

10. Find Someone Who

11. About Me Personal Narrative Essay (with two included rubrics)

* indicates bulletin board activities that are perfect for Back to School Night.

This resource is included two bundles:

Secondary ELA Back-to-School Bundle

Activities BUNDLE for Secondary Students

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Total Pages
32 pages
Answer Key
Included with rubric
Teaching Duration
2 Weeks
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