Provide vocabulary practice for school words with these language-building activities, as well as some related skills. The book, “I’m Your Bus” by Marilyn Singer is used as a jumping off point for learning about the words associated with going to school. The book itself focuses on what the school bus does.
A clinician-written book about going to school provides a jumping-off point for the rest of the vocabulary. You can copy this book for each student in YOUR class if you wish, so they can take it home. Please Do not make copies for other teachers or students. Thank you.
There are materials to use when reading the books; including comprehension questions, sequences, rhyming activities.
There are vocabulary cards:
Words from the book “I’m Your Bus”:
bus, morning, late, cop, backpack, later, books, pencils, glasses, proud, night, watchmen
sweep, bake, wake, hurry, wait, stop, learn, park, drive, leave, honk/ beep
field trip, zoo, farm, factory
And words for school:
school bus, [backpack], driver, bus stop, notebook, pencil, crayons, desk, schedule, teacher, aide, library, playground, cafeteria, gym, math, librarian, principal, office
reading, writing, working, [learning],
There are 4 school scenes to label and describe. There are word label cards to cut out and paste to the picture scenes for students who cannot write the words.
There is a syllable counting activity.
There are BINGO-like game cards for playing to reinforce vocabulary; 9 different cards, each with the same set of 24 words, in different locations.
NEW 6-2016: Interactive notebook templates and picture cards to use to create a My School lap book with school places, school tools, and school people.
Pair with these other back to school resources:
About Me creativity
as well as an Introducing Me book, and companion materials for Back to School with No David