21 Back to School Freebies for First and Second Grade

July 7, 2020

Back to School is just around the corner for me.  I thought I would help you start your school year off with 21 of my favorite Back to School freebies.   Here are some FREEBIES that will help you start your school year!

You can download the first-day resource with clickable links at the bottom of this post.

Back to School Night Free Resources

Here are some amazing resources for Back to School Night and Greet the Teacher Night. I have been using these resources for years and they make things so much easier than having to create them myself. The Reading at Home letter is great to give to parents because it stresses the importance of reading.

I use the Back to School PowerPoint to introduce myself and the classroom rules and procedures to parents. The best part is that they are all Free!

Free Back to School Resources

Find a Friend Scavenger Hunt

My students are always very quiet and shy on the first day of school. Find a Friend Scavenger Hunt is a fun and engaging activity for students. It has pictures on it to help those students that are still learning how to read. This is the perfect first day of school icebreaker. It gets the kids up and moving.

Back to School FREEBIES
My friend Shannon from Life Between Summer has a letter to encourage kindness.  It encourages students to wear a T-shirt with a positive message.  This is a great way to promote social and emotional well-being in your classroom.  I put up the amazing work signs so I don’t have an empty bulletin board.  My students love looking for their names.
Students love word searches especially when they can find their own name in them. Check out this free editable word search that you can type in your students name in it.
ideas for back to school

 Here are some more fun activities to keep your students busy.  

Free Back to School Resources

Positive self-esteem is very important so I created these Scratch and Reveal notes.   In addition, these notes help build a positive relationship with your students.   Students need to know that you care about them.   My students love scratching to see what their reward is going to be such as first in line, choosing a brain break, etc. 

Back to School freebies

Check out this spiral review morning work for first and second grade.  

Morning Work for first grade

Here are a few more of my favorite free resources for you to check out.  Remember, to keep reading to get the link to these resources. 

Free student word wall
Finally, click on the button below to get the clickable links to all of these amazing freebies.  

Check out this post for my favorite Back-to-School read-alouds.


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