Back to School Freebies and Ideas

July 10, 2018

Summer will be over before we know it.  I am going through my files and searching Pinterest for ideas for back school ideas.  I am sharing with you some of my favorite Back to School freebies for the beginning of the school year.

Find a Friend is a great icebreaker for the first day of school.  It gets your students out of their seats and learning about their new classmates.  You can get your FREE copy of Find a Friend by clicking on the picture.

Find a friend
Back to School Freebie

A great and easy way to praise your students is with these positive notes.  I like to put them on my student’s desks while they are out of the room.  They get excited to see the note, and it lets them know their teacher appreciates them and is proud of them!

Back to school ideas
Happy first day of school
Back to school freebie

I use Go Noodle for brain breaks and when it is too hot to go outside for P.E., I found these FREE Go Noodle Coupons from Erica Bohrer.  They are a great way to reinforce positive behavior, and the best part is that they don’t cost you any money!  Click here to get your free copy.

I give my students this review booklet that I made that reviews many first-grade skills.  I have them complete a page a day while I take attendance and lunch count.  It is a great way to assess my students informally.  You can purchase this from my TPT store.
Back to School Worksheets
Second Grade Review
I put these mini dictionaries in binders for my students.  You can grab your free mini dictionary by clicking on the picture.
second grade word list

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  • Melissa July 11, 2018 at 1:05 pm

    What a great resource! I use the Find a Friend Who… activities all year long when I feel the classroom environment needs a little booster. Would you mind taking a look at the link? When I click on the picture it takes me to a blank page.

  • Melissa July 11, 2018 at 1:21 pm

    Sorry, it's just my computer. Thanks for your great resources!

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