Back to School Read Aloud Books and Activities • 2nd Day of 2nd Grade First Week

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This was a fun resource for the first week, second day of school. There are so many activities to engage students and get them excited about 2nd grade.
This product bundle helped us start the year off right! :) It's just what I needed to help the students feel successful during the first week of school. Thank you!

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    Grab everything you need to celebrate the 2nd day of 2nd grade or plan out your first week of school in second grade! This bundle includes meaningful, engaging activities to start the year together in a fun and low-stakes way. Planning the activities during the first week of school just got a whole lot easier! 

    While these resources may look like fun (because they are) we’re still doing important work here. Throughout these activities are opportunities for reinforcing expectations and practicing classroom procedures and routines. Informal assessment can easily be done while you observe how students work together and see which concepts from last year they may struggle with. And your students are getting the chance to learn how to work together and how things run in your new classroom. This memorable 2nd day of 2nd Grade celebration will help build your identity as a class!

    What’s included in this 2nd Grade Back to School Bundle:

    Your students will love starting the school year with this fun class celebration of 2nd grade! These exciting activities will break up the monotony of practicing procedures and routines in the first week of school. This class theme day is a great way to keep the mood light!

    These activities require very little prep and no extra supplies! The only additional items you may want to grab are the books for the read aloud activities, but those are optional! The books are: I Got Two Dogs, Max Found Two Sticks, Two Bad Ants, Two Cool Coyotes

    This bundle is bursting with activities, way more activities than you can use in one day. You can pick and choose the activities you want to do on the second day of school or spread out the fun over several days in the first week of school. 

    The topics covered in the practice pages are:

    • Math facts
    • Sight words
    • Compound words
    • Opinion writing
    • Skip counting
    • Antonyms
    • Addition and subtraction
    • Symmetry
    • And more!

    Want to learn more about using these activities for back to school in 2nd Grade? Click here to read our blog post all about it!


    ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ “This is a fantastic bundle that helped the class to start off on the right foot for learning. The array of activities served to provide meaningful connections between the students and it aided in making the transition back to school successful for them. I plan to integrate several components of this product over the next few weeks as there are so many activities to support the students and their new learning. Thank you for creating and designing a product to support my goals in creating a positive learning climate with my new students.” - Yvonne C

    ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ “I used the Stepping Into 2nd Grade Glyph on the first day of school. We completed the graph together. I hung their completed glyphs, the hallway sign, and the sign that tells what each item on the glyph stands for on the wall outside our classroom. I used several of the other activities throughout the first week including several of the pages with "2" items on the 2nd day of 2nd grade. Students stayed engaged and enjoyed the interaction with each other! I will continue to use this product over the next few weeks...there are so many activities. Thank you for a wonderful product!”  - Michelle S.

    ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ “This was a great resource to use while we worked on procedures the first few weeks of school. Very student orientated and easy to use. Thank you.” - Dora A.

    ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ “Great material! Way more than needed for the second day or even the second week of school. Loved the way each lesson told you what to use the lesson for, often it could be used in multiple ways.  My students had fun with this. I loved the "feet" picture with the glyph!” - Angela G.


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    99 pages
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    Teaching Duration
    1 Week
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