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Back to School for Preschool, Pre-K and Kindergarten

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BACK TO SCHOOL FOR PRESCHOOL, PRE-K AND KINDERGARTEN

This Back to School resource includes thematic lessons, activities, poems, songs and centers for your little learners.

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THIS RESOURCE INCLUDES

Lesson Resources

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.

Lesson Plans

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 Centers

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 Centers

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.


LEARNING STANDARDS INCLUDED IN THIS RESOURCE

Common Core Standards

Language Arts

CCSSL.K.1a
Print many upper- and lowercase letters.
CCSSL.K.2d
Spell simple words phonetically, drawing on knowledge of sound-letter relationships.
CCSSL.K.5a
Sort common objects into categories (e.g., shapes, foods) to gain a sense of the concepts the categories represent.
CCSSL.K.5c
Identify real-life connections between words and their use (e.g., note places at school that are colorful).
CCSSRF.K.1
Demonstrate understanding of the organization and basic features of print.
CCSSRF.K.1a
Follow words from left to right, top to bottom, and page by page.
CCSSRF.K.1b
Recognize that spoken words are represented in written language by specific sequences of letters.
CCSSRF.K.1c
Understand that words are separated by spaces in print.
CCSSRF.K.1d
Recognize and name all upper- and lowercase letters of the alphabet.
CCSSRF.K.2a
Recognize and produce rhyming words.
CCSSRI.K.2
With prompting and support, identify the main topic and retell key details of a text.
CCSSRI.K.7
With prompting and support, describe the relationship between illustrations and the text in which they appear (e.g., what person, place, thing, or idea in the text an illustration depicts).
CCSSRI.K.8
With prompting and support, identify the reasons an author gives to support points in a text.
CCSSRL.K.3
With prompting and support, identify characters, settings, and major events in a story.
CCSSRL.K.10
Actively engage in group reading activities with purpose and understanding.
CCSSSL.K.1
Participate in collaborative conversations with diverse partners about kindergarten topics and texts with peers and adults in small and larger groups.
CCSSSL.K.1a
Follow agreed-upon rules for discussions (e.g., listening to others and taking turns speaking about the topics and texts under discussion).

Math

CCSSK.CC.A.3
Write numbers from 0 to 20. Represent a number of objects with a written numeral 0-20 (with 0 representing a count of no objects).
CCSSK.CC.B.4
Understand the relationship between numbers and quantities; connect counting to cardinality.
CCSSK.CC.B.4a
When counting objects, say the number names in the standard order, pairing each object with one and only one number name and each number name with one and only one object.
CCSSK.CC.B.4b
Understand that the last number name said tells the number of objects counted. The number of objects is the same regardless of their arrangement or the order in which they were counted.

Texas Essential of Knowledge and Skills

Language Arts

TEKSLA.K.1.A
Developing and sustaining foundational language skills: listening, speaking, discussion, and thinking–oral language….The student is expected to: listen actively and ask questions to understand information and answer questions using multi-word responses.
TEKSLA.K.1.D
Developing and sustaining foundational language skills: listening, speaking, discussion, and thinking–oral language… The student is expected to: work collaboratively with others by following agreed-upon rules for discussion, including taking turns.
TEKSLA.K.1.E
Developing and sustaining foundational language skills: listening, speaking, discussion, and thinking–oral language…The student is expected to: develop social communication such as introducing himself/herself, using common greetings, and expressing needs and wants.
TEKSLA.K.2.A.i
Developing and sustaining foundational language skills: listening, speaking, reading, writing, and thinking–beginning reading and writing…The student is expected to: demonstrate phonological awareness by: identifying and producing rhyming words.
TEKSLA.K.2.D.ii
Developing and sustaining foundational language skills: listening, speaking, reading, writing, and thinking–beginning reading and writing…The student is expected to: demonstrate print awareness by: holding a book right side up, turning pages correctly, and knowing that reading moves from top to bottom and left to right with return sweep.
TEKSLA.K.2.D.v
Developing and sustaining foundational language skills: listening, speaking, reading, writing, and thinking–beginning reading and writing…The student is expected to: demonstrate print awareness by: identifying all uppercase and lowercase letters.
TEKSLA.K.2.E
Developing and sustaining foundational language skills: listening, speaking, reading, writing, and thinking–beginning reading and writing…The student is expected to: develop handwriting by accurately forming all uppercase and lowercase letters using appropriate directionality.
TEKSLA.K.3.C
Developing and sustaining foundational language skills: listening, speaking, reading, writing, and thinking–vocabulary…The student is expected to: identify and use words that name actions; directions; positions; sequences; categories such as colors, shapes, and textures; and locations.
TEKSLA.K.5.D
Comprehension skills: listening, speaking, reading, writing, and thinking using multiple texts. The student uses metacognitive skills to both develop and deepen comprehension of increasingly complex texts. The student is expected to: create mental images to deepen understanding with adult assistance.
TEKSLA.K.5.E
Comprehension skills: listening, speaking, reading, writing, and thinking using multiple texts… The student is expected to: make connections to personal experiences, ideas in other texts, and society with adult assistance.
TEKSLA.K.6.B
Response skills: listening, speaking, reading, writing, and thinking using multiple texts. The student responds to an increasingly challenging variety of sources that are read, heard, or viewed. The student is expected to: provide an oral, pictorial, or written response to a text.

Math

TEKSMA.K.2.B
Number and operations. The student applies mathematical process standards to understand how to represent and compare whole numbers, the relative position and magnitude of whole numbers, and relationships within the numeration system. The student is expected to: read, write, and represent whole numbers from 0 to at least 20 with and without objects or pictures.
TEKSMA.K.2.C
Number and operations. The student applies mathematical process standards to understand how to represent and compare whole numbers, the relative position and magnitude of whole numbers, and relationships within the numeration system. The student is expected to: count a set of objects up to at least 20 and demonstrate that the last number said tells the number of objects in the set regardless of their arrangement or order.

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