Back to School Resources

A variety of low prep resources to use as you go back to school. The first section includes ice breakers and other get to know you activities for the first week of school. The second section includes resources to help you review classroom procedures with your students. The third section includes printable posters that can be displayed in your classroom for student reference.

Ice Breakers and Activities

Back to School Team Building Questions
Questions to ask students to help students get to know each other better. Can be used as a whole group, small group, or a partner activity.

Back to School Find the Fib
Students write 2 true statements about themselves and 1 fib. Then, they share their statements with a partner and see if a partner can guess the fib.

Back to School A - Z
Students try to come up with a word relating to school for each letter of the alphabet.

Back to School Compare and Contrast
Students compare and contrast themselves with a partner using a Venn Diagram. A great partner building activity.

Compare and Contrast with a Partner: Chart
Partners fill in a chart together that helps them compare and contrast each other.

Back to School Find Somebody Who
Students talk to a variety of classmates to complete the “Find Somebody Who.” A great class building activity to help students get to know each other.

Back to School Making Words
Students see how many different words they can create using the letters from “Back to School.”

Back to School Word Search
Have students find back to school related words in a word search.

Back to School Writing Activity
Students write a short story using the provided back to school related words.

Back to School Acrostic Poem
Students create an acrostic poem using the letters from “School.”

All About Me Bag Labels
A great first homework assignment. Students create an “All About Me Bag” where they put small items in a bag and share them with other students at school. A good way for students to get to know each other at the beginning of the year. FREE!

All About Me Fraction Book
Students create an “All About Me Book” using fractions! Students must have an understanding of fractions in order to complete independently.

Character Traits Wordle
Students create a “Wordle” online by describing their character traits. Student instructions and a grading rubric are included. FREE!

Reviewing Classroom Procedures

Classroom Procedures Find Somebody Who
Students talk to a variety of classmates to complete the “Find Somebody Who.” Students must find classmates that can explain certain classroom procedures to them. FREE!

Procedure Rewrite: Asking to Use Bathroom
Students read a short story about a character that doesn’t follow classroom procedures for asking to use the bathroom. Students have to rewrite the story, having the main character follow correct procedures.

Procedure Rewrite: Finishing Work Early
Students read a short story about a character that rushes through his work and doesn’t follow correct procedures for finishing work early. Students have to rewrite the story, having the main character follow correct procedures.

Procedures Rewrite: Hallway
Students read a short story about a character that doesn’t follow the procedures for walking in the hallway. Students have to rewrite the story, having the main character follow correct procedures.

Classroom Procedures: Sharpening Pencils
Students read a short story about a character that doesn’t follow the procedures for sharpening a pencil. Students have to rewrite the story, having the main character follow correct procedures.

Classroom Procedures: Morning Routine
Students read a short story about a character that doesn’t follow the correct morning routine procedures. Students have to rewrite the story, having the main character follow correct procedures.

Procedures Rewrite: Dismissal
Students read a short story about a character that doesn’t follow the procedures for dismissal Students have to rewrite the story, having the main character follow correct procedures.

Silly Procedure Story and Rewrite
Students write their own silly story about a character that doesn’t follow a classroom procedure correctly. Than they rewrite the story correctly. Or, they can trade silly stories with a partner and have their partner rewrite it correctly.

Classroom Job Application
Have students fill out a classroom job application when deciding what student will get what classroom job. FREE!