Back to School for First Week Fun! -Are you ready for the first week of school!? This back to school unit is JAM PACKED with lessons, activities, printables, bulletin board ideas, classroom management and behavior tools, and games for your K-2 classroom. I was tired of always scrambling to create, find, and plan all of the activities I do with my students during our first week together, so I decided to put them all into one easy to use packet – and share it with you! There are over 90 pages of ideas in this pack to make planning your first week together engaging, exciting, and easy! The first week of school is a magical one for our students – filled with fun and learning, as well as a thirst for what’s to come throughout the school year. I know your kindergarten through second grade students will just eat these activities up! The activities contain differentiated pages so that you can choose the printable and activity that best meets your students’ and grade level needs. There are also both color and black-and-white options available for the class book and games.
This pack is a collection of what I do with my students during our first week together, however, most of these activities could be used at any time of the year!
What’s included in this download:
Suggested First Week of School Book List
Magic Dough instructions, poem, and activity printable
“Our Class Rules” Class Book with differentiated book pages.
“All About Me” Foldable Book – 2 versions (words and pictures only)
“All About Me” Poster
Rainbow Reports: Directions, About Me, About My Friend
Our Hopes and Dreams Activity and Bulletin Board Letters (Differentiated)
The Kissing Hand Printable Take Home Card with Original Poem
I Spy…Classroom Edition
My First Day Writing Prompts – Differentiated Versions
My Purple Plastic Purse Show & Tell: Extension Activity
“I feel _____” Activity & Assessment
Wrinkles On My Heart Activity/Template: A Lesson on Kindness
Marshmallow Management Activity for the Hallway Poem
Marshmallow Toes Poster and Anchor Chart Pieces
Class Rules Scenario Cards
Quiet Chant Posters & Blank Template
Recess Rules Foldable Mini Book
M&M Math Activity (Sorting Sheet and Differentiated Math Printables)
Back to School Math Bump – 1 die
Back to School Math Bump – 2 dice, sums to 12
Back to School Math Bump – 3 dice, sums to 18
Back to School Word Search
Back to School Coloring Pages for First Week “Fillers”
Please download the Preview Version to see a glimpse of what is included in this back to school pack!
I hope you have fun and enjoy these back to school activities as much as I do with your students. :)
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