Back to School Second Grade Bundle is a zipped file that contains two packets that have been bundled. You’ll find a variety of activities in the two packets to start the beginning of the school year off with your second grade students. They include “All About Me” activities, interest inventories, getting to know your teacher, school and classmates, books and booklets, reading response printables, informal assessment activities, and more!
I include more than one version of some writing printables to use with different student levels.
The Back to School bundle includes:
Back to School Second Graders!
Back to School Second Graders! is a packet of activities to use during the first weeks back to a new school year. It includes:
1. First Day of School Folder Covers
2. This Is Me! Picture
3. First Day Smile Photograph
4. I can write about . . . - Students write about a topic of their choice.
5. I can write numbers.
6. August and September Calendars - fill in the numbers.
7. Second Grade Booklet - Students complete a booklet by writing about second grade. A sentence starter and illustration is included on each page.
8. Second Graders can, have, are Tree Map
9. Picture It! - Students draw pictures of themselves, family, pets, home, and age.
10. My Favorites - Students draw pictures of some of their favorite things.
11. About Me - Students write about themselves.
12. Find a friend who . . . - Students find other friends who match the words and pictures in each of the boxes.
13. Second Grade Friends – Students write about new and old second grade friends.
14. Reading Bookmarks - color and black and white versions.
15. Back to School Word Search
16. How many words can you make from the letters in “second grade”?
17. Compare and Contrast First Grade and Second Grade – Students complete a Venn diagram.
18. Summer Fun! - Students draw/label pictures to show fun things they did last summer.
19. Last summer I . . . Writing - Students draw and write about what they did during the summer.
20. Second Grade Back to School Letter – Students write a letter telling what they think about second grade.
21. Welcome Sentences - Students put the words in order to make “welcome to second grade” sentences.
22. Back to School Read Alouds – List of read alouds for the first weeks back to school.
23. Literature-Based Activities - activities based on the following read aloud books:
How I Spent My Summer Vacation by Mark Teague
Officer Buckle and Gloria by Peggy Rathman
Amelia Bedelia’s First Day of School by Herman Parish
Go Home, Mrs. Beekman! by Ann Redisch Stampler
First Day Jitters and First Year Letters by Julie Danneberg
Back to School Writing for Second Graders
Back to School Writing for Second Graders is a packet filled with "back to school" themed writing activities for the beginning of the school year.
I include more than one version of some of the writing printables to address varying student levels.
Some of the writing activities address second grade CCSS writing standards:
Examples are writing about the school day and school week as a sequence of events and writing facts about a topic in response to reading or listening to a book.
Some of the printables are specific to "back to school," but some can be used throughout the year.
The back to school writing packet includes:
1. First Day of School Writing
2. First Day of Second Grade "This is Me!" - picture and information sheet
3. My First Day of School Writing
4. My School Day - write and draw sequence of school day events
5. My School Week- write and draw sequence of school week events
6. The Night Before Second Grade
7. Back to School Jitters
8. Back to School Tools
9. Back to School Class Friends
10. Compare & Contrast: A Friend Activity
11. Summer Fun Writing
Response to Literature
12. Back to School Books
13. I love books.
14. Back to School reading
15. I can write about a book.
16. I can read non-fiction books.
17. I can write about non-fiction books.
School and Classroom Writing
18. A Map of My Classroom
19. Classroom Rules
20. I can follow classroom rules.
21. Recess and Recess Fun
22. Compare and Contrast - first grade and second grade
23. What I think . . . - first grade and second grade
24. Questions I Have about Second Grade
25. School Tour
26. Learning about Our Class and School - questionnaire
27. School is Cool
28. School Library
All About Me Writing
29. All About Me Poster
30. This is me. Writing
31. Me Brace Map - picture and describing words
32. Interest Inventory - questionnaire
33. Getting to Know Me - note to the teacher about themselves
34. Second Graders Tree Map
35. My Teacher
36. Back to School Fun: A Class Book
Includes graphics by Fancy Dog Studio
and Little Red’s Schoolhouse
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