Back to School Kid Diary

Grade Levels
2nd - 5th
Resource Type
Formats Included
  • Zip
31 pages
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When it's back to school use this fun classroom resource for your students record all the school rules, class procedures, your expectations, and school information you give out during the first weeks of school.


Every year there's more and more for students to learn or to remember. So I created this handy reference book for them to jot down all the important information needed for a successful school year. It's also handy to get a quick look at writing skills, print legibility, who can follow directions and creativity (students can color every page!).


As you start your first week of school, have the students complete diary entries as you introduce routines, schedules, rules and build community. Each page has a prompt such as Best School Memory or Classroom Rules or School Supplies needed. There are over 15 prompts!

Get the students motivated to start out the year on a positive note. Reference the book during the year when students have questions or problems arise in the classroom (no one wants to be my friend then just look on the page that says How to Make New Friends at School). The diary entries can be factual or fictional or make them funny or serious!

There is also a Parent Message and Response page. Once the book is complete, send it home for parents to view and respond back with questions or suggestions.

Have them put it all here in this Diary of a Back to School Kid book that can be used as a handy resource to remind your students of all that valuable information for the whole year. It's a great way to get them back into school mode and writing.

Since it is not grade specific, use it in grades it grades 2 - 5 to help students process all that information and then share it with parents. Have them write down the important information, set goals, share memories with friends and get their parents involved, too.


★ Best Memory of School

★ Worst Memory of School

★ How to Make New Friends at School

★ Who Inspires Me

★ Goals for the Year

★ Things I'm Good At!

★ School and Class Rules

★ School and Class Schedules

★ School Lunches

★ School Supplies

★ 10 Things to do at Recess

★ Advice for the Teacher

★ Advice for the Principal

★ My Best Friend at School

★ My New Friends List

★ Parent Message Page

★ Parent Response Page

★ Two blank pages to add your topics

★ UPDATED with new fonts, clipart, and borders!

Each page is like a diary entry, and each page has a different topic to write about.

The book can also be made into a 10-page booklet using Adobe Reader or Acrobat. Instructions for doing so come included. All printable pages use line art or grayscale for ink saving printing. Just print once and duplicate on a copy machine.

Please Note: the file is a zip file containing two PDF files. One file is for the teacher which has the instructions. The other file is the Student book.

Check out the preview to see sample pages.


The SPANISH version of this product can be found HERE


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Total Pages
31 pages
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Teaching Duration
1 Week
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