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On this page you will find back to school songs and poems, coloring pages, crafts, puzzles, and teacher timesavers. You will also find Open House and other information to communicate with parents.

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Songs and Poems

Songs and Poems for Back to School from

School, Welcome Back to School Songs and Poems from CanTeach

There are Seven Days (one sheet)
 or (four sheets)
I used this song to teach the days of the week to kindergarten children.
Sing it to the tune of "Oh My Darling, Clementine."


The Months Song (one sheet)
or (four sheets)
Sing it to the tune "Ten Little Indians."




Back to School Coloring

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Back to School Crafts

Make a Back to School Book Have students make this book near the beginning of school. In this book the students write about themselves, their families, and their favorite things. If you want students to make the book later in the year, have them make their own cover (from

Fall Friends Paperdolls to dress in their new school clothes from This site also includes other school related crafts

Back to School Craft Ideas from DLTK


Word Searches and Puzzles and Things to Do When Work is Completed

School Word Search From

Brain Binders These are challenging activities involving folding a sheet of paper to match a finished picture. Choose two, three, four, or five folds. These are from

School Daze An online word search puzzle (requires flash). From

Printable Fact-filled Bookmarks Choose from reading, math, science or social studies. These are for upper elementary or middle school students. These are from

Quizinator for Teachers  a free online application to help teachers and instructors create, store, and print their worksheets, and exams

Also check my Puzzles and Games page for many more ideas for printable board games and more


Miscellaneous Back to School Activities

Back to School Activities (look for the yellow free samples sign). These are from

Time for School Mini-Book  This mini-book is from DLTK and is for K-2

Make Class Yearbooks (elementary)Use this template for Microsoft Publisher to make and assemble class yearbooks at the beginning of the year. Students can add pictures and information as the year progresses

Back to School Ideas These ideas are from other teachers on

Back to School Resources for Teachers A collection of articles, ideas, and activities for the start of school from

Back to School Activities A large selection of back to school activities from 

Fall Friends Paperdolls to dress in their new school clothes from This site also includes other school related crafts

Tools and Templates from Education World Award certificates, back to school templates, and forms, assignment sheets, and more

Write On, Rub Off Boards With Foam Frame

Parent Involvement  If you want to get parents involved, check out this page for all kinds of ideas 

More Back to School links HERE


Back to School Templates and PowerPoint Presentations

Classroom Expectations Slideshow (middle or secondary) Requires PowerPoint 2003 or later

Classroom Expectations Slideshow (middle or secondary) Requires PowerPoint 2007 or later

Open House Slideshow This is an editable slideshow for Open House. You need PowerPoint 2003 or later

Open House Presentation You need PowerPoint 2013 or later

Back to School PowerPoint Presentation A colorful presentation with 17 possible slides. You will need PowerPoint 97 or later

K-3 Class Rules A PowerPoint presentation. Requires PowerPoint 2000 or later

Welcome Back - An Editable PowerPoint Presentaion You will need PowerPoint 97 or later

Classroom Newsletter Template You need Word 97 or later

True or False Test Template You need Word 97 or later

Brochure Template This brochure template could be used for a variety of reasons. You could hand it out at Open House with classroom rules and procedures in it. Change the graphics and insert your own text. You need Word 97 or later


Open House and Other Communication with Parents


Suggestions for Preparing for Open House

An Apple for the Parent Poem This is from DLTK and would be a nice idea for Open House

Welcome Letter to Students and Parents You need Word 2013 or later


Open House Invitation Just write in the date, time, and room number




Back to School Night Invitation Write in the date, time, and room number





Colorful Open House Invitations (four to a page)


Welcome Parents A Microsoft template. Requires PowerPoint 97 or later


Microsoft Newsletter Templates A large number of templates for Word or Publisher  from which to choose


Classroom Newsletter Template Requires Word 97 or later


Conference Record Use this template from Microsoft to record parent conferences. Requires Word 2013


Open House Tips (bottom of page)


Parent Night Ideas from Other Teachers from


Parent Resources Excellent handouts to give parents at open house or parent conferences. They contain ideas on how parents can help their children at home


Also check Teacher Timesavers


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