Back to School for Preschool, Pre-K and Kindergarten


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Week 1 Plans
This is a template for lesson plans during the first week of school. Pick and choose what ideas and resources work for your learners.

Back to School – Whole Group
These resources can be used during whole group instruction for a back to school theme. They include a poem, word cards, tracing page, and table sign-in sheets.

Back to School Interactive Poem
Use this poem during whole group or literacy centers and have learners change the objects they will see at school.

Back to School Sensory
Explore school with the five senses. Complete the charts together and have learners draw and write about the school using their senses.

Back to School Supplies
Teach learners how to use their school supplies correctly with the songs and practice pages for coloring, gluing and cutting.

Back to School Thematic Plans
Use these plans as a guide for engaging school read alouds and activities in the classroom.

First Day of School
Read Mouse’s First Day of School and use the anchor chart and printable included to engage learners in this story.

Being a Good Friend
Read Let’s Be Friends and discuss what friends look like at school with a song, picture sort and printable.

Being a Problem Solver
Read Can I Play, Too? and help learners learn to be problem solvers and make everyone feel included.

Being a Team Player
Read The Crayon Box That Talked and have learners create a fun craft to display how everyone is needed to create ‘The Colors of our Class’.

Being a Rule Follower
Read Know and Follow Rules and learn about the class rules with posters and a beginning reader for each learner.

Literacy Center | Alphabet Clip Cards
Have learners clip the matching letter with a clothespin and trace the capital letters.

Literacy Center | Building Letters
Have learners build the letters with playdough or manipulatives.

Literacy Center | Rhyming Puzzles
Have Learners match the rhyming pictures and complete the printable included.

Math Center | Building Numbers
Have learners build and count the numbers with playdough or manipulatives.

Math Center | Color Match
Attach clothes pins to the pencil pictures and have learners match the colors.

Math Center | Crayon Count
Have learners count the crayon for each crayon box.

Table Tub | Tracing Cards
Have learners trace the lines and shapes with a dry erase marker.

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