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First Day/WEEk and Last Day of School ideas

This freebie goes along with the book Lacey Walker, Nonstop Talker by Christianne C. Jones. It is an adorable little story about an owl who likes to talk, but soon learns that listening is important too. A link to the digital read aloud on YouTube is provided in this freebie. Three quick writes about listening are included (You choose which fits your class best!): I listen when... It is important to listen when... I listen and show respect when...

FREEBIE Lacey Walker, Nonstop Talker Quick Write

1st day of school activity while I wait for my kids to arrive.

This is a 'fair isn't always equal' book by Amy Rosenthal.


A lesson for those bossy kiddos . . . .


You Get What You Get and You Don't Throw a Fit! - Great to read at the beginning of the year :)

This is the sweetest story about a boy who is nervous about his first day of school.

‘Classroom Management’ anchor chart. Great for teaching the kids the respectful behavior you expect in the classroom

First Day of First Grade Awards - 4 Styles - Type or Write in!

First Day of First Grade Awards - FREE - Editable

I hope you enjoy this freebie! I love using these activities! I have a lot of them included in my book thematic packs and my Monthly Literacy and M...

Label It and Write About it! {FREEBIE}

I LOVE the idea of having breakfast for students to eat on the first day of school!

Middle School Math Rules!: First Day of School

Happy Back to School! If you like to read Chrysanthemum to your students, grab this Stick Puppet FREEBIE for a fun reading comprehension craftivity!

1st day of school picture idea

Back to School Free Printable!

Amanda's Parties TO GO: Back to School Free Printable!

Special Delivery! A writing activity for the first week! AWESOME!!!!!

Tunstall's Teaching Tidbits: First Week's Fun

Beginning of the Year Flippable Fun FREEBIE - give students a framework to think about what it means to be a good classmate

All Things Upper Elementary: Beginning of the Year Flippable Fun

This is a super cute way to create adorable first day of school photos.Also included is last day, 100th day, and more! Students hold the sign while...

Rock the Shot (Photo Props)

This is a super cute way to create adorable first day of school photos. Students hold the sign while you take their photos. Signs can be used for 1...


This packet will give your child practice sheets for writing their phone number and home address. There is a phone sheet where students can practic...

Phone Number and Address Practice for Students