For many of you, back-to-school is right around the corner. For others, you may already be back in your classrooms with another group of students. Regardless of your current situation, chances are good that you are always on the prowl for resources for your classroom. As an author on TeachersPayTeachers, I have rounded up some great back-to-school finds that are all free and instantly downloadable (these are mostly for elementary teachers). On your mark, get set, download!
1. Guided Reading Prompt Cards: Created by yours truly, these prompt cards are a great addition to your reading center. They will engage your students and foster comprehension during reading.
2. “School is Cool” Craft and Writing Templates: Here’s an adorable “School is Cool” craft! Students write about their favorite parts of school and make a fun little craft to go with it.
3. Bursting with Excitement Bag Topper: This is an editable bag topper that allows you to make a special gift for your new students! Just print and attach to a bag of Starburst to show them just how excited you are to have them in your class!
4. Writing Tips and Tricks Craftivity: A great addition to your Writer’s Workshop lessons; students complete this visual to keep as a reminder throughout the year.
5. First Day of School Apple Craftivity: A cute first day activity that integrates art and writing.
6. Bucket Filler Starter Kit: Ideas to get you started this year with bucket filling in your classroom.
7. Happy Welcome Back to School Gift: an apple-themed gift for your students on the first day back.
8. Getting Students to Listen: Materials to help teach your students to be good listeners.
9. Back to School Word Scramble Puzzle: Here’s a cute little word scramble puzzle complete with answer key. Students unscramble school related words to find the answer to the message.
10. Editable Apple-Themed Substitute Binder: This editable substitute binder has editable forms to create an organized binder with your substitute materials and emergency substitute plans.