Back to School First Day Activities Reading Math Community Building

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3rd - 5th
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Looking for engaging first day and week of school activities to use in the classroom or remotely during distance learning with digital options?

This product includes BOTH printable and link for Google Slide version and digital directions, too.

Save time with this easy-to-use set that will help you to build a strong classroom community during the first few weeks of school. HIgh interest and engaging back to school activities and icebreakers will have your students and classroom feeling like a family and home in no time!

This back-to-school pack is full of activities to help you get to know your students and your students get to know each other.

Classroom community building activity, top ten list and back to school vision board are all activities that students love to complete, share, and get them excited for the upcoming school year!

Writing activities are perfect to hang on your back-to-school bulletin boards. Get your students up and moving around with interactive activities to help students get to know each other, too! It will surely keep your kids working through the first two weeks of school!

Answer keys included for grammar and differentiated math activities!

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See the preview for a more detailed look at everything included in this back-to-school pack!


  • Link for Google Slide use and digital directions
  • Teacher Suggestions, Read-Aloud Book Suggestions, Digital Link
  • Close Reading Passages and Question Page
    • Making Friends (NF)
    • Stretching Your Brain (NF)
    • Back to School (Poem)
  • Back to School Cloze Passage: Fill in the Blank
  • Grammar Word Sort: Noun, Adjectives, Verbs
  • Punctuation Practice
  • Using Complete Sentences Practice
  • All About Me Writing Activity and Bulletin Board Display (with draft, final, and illustration papers)
  • Find Someone Who…Game
  • Rock and Roll Getting To Know You…Game
  • My Perfect Partner-Three Different Activities
  • Make a New Friend Compare and Contrast
  • FRIENDSHIPS Acrostic Poem
  • My Summer Learning
  • Student Superpower Activity
  • Top 10 Things About Me
  • Back to School Vision Board
  • All About Your Teacher Quiz
  • Student “All About Me” Interest Inventory
  • My Goals
  • Student “All About Me” Poster Display
  • My Family Quilt
  • Perfect Year Spinner Group Activity
  • Opinion and Informative Writing and Graphic Organizers
  • Personal Narrative Summer Memory Writing Activity Bulletin Board Display (with graphic organizer, draft, final, and illustration papers)
  • Math Activities (2 levels of each included)
  • Open-ended problem creation
  • Problem Solving Pencils
  • Back to School Shopping
  • Back to School Word Search and Answer Key

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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Write narratives in which they recount a well-elaborated event or short sequence of events, include details to describe actions, thoughts, and feelings, use temporal words to signal event order, and provide a sense of closure.
With guidance and support from adults and peers, focus on a topic and strengthen writing as needed by revising and editing.
With guidance and support from adults, use a variety of digital tools to produce and publish writing, including in collaboration with peers.
Write narratives to develop real or imagined experiences or events using effective technique, descriptive details, and clear event sequences.
With guidance and support from adults, produce writing in which the development and organization are appropriate to task and purpose.


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