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School Words in Picture Dictionary Format:
backpack

School Words in English

A picture dictionary page about school words in English.
globe

School Words in French

A picture dictionary page about school words in French.
teach

School Words in German

A picture dictionary page about school words in German.
exam

School Words in Italian

A picture dictionary page about school words in Italian.
library

School Words in Spanish

A picture dictionary page about school words in Spanish.

Games and Activities:
BACK-TO-SCHOOL SCAVENGER HUNT


In this activity, students fill out a questionnaire about themselves, then they go on a scavenger hunt for information about each other. This activity can help students find those people in the class who share similar interests, helping them make new friends.
ALPHABETIZING ACTIVITY

A,B,C,...

Have each student wear a nametag. Then let them put themselves in alphabetical order. Use either their first or last names. Either way, this is a great way to have the students learn each other's names.
birthday cake

Birthday Cake Printouts

Print a bulletin board cake for each month of the year and a candle for each student. Post the 12 cakes on the bulletin board. Write a student's name (and birth date) on each candle and place each candle on the birth month.



School Jokes and Riddles for Kids
You can find tons of very corny school jokes and riddles for kids.

Calendars to Print:


Teacher Planning Calendar

Print a 12-month calendar (from August to July) to assist in planning activities during the school year.


One-Page Calendar

Print a one-page calendar for the year.


Monthly Activity Calendar

An online, monthly activity calendar with appropriate links for each day of the year.


I Can Make a Calendar

Print and make your own calendar. For each month, the student writes in the month's name and the days. Vertical and horizontal orientations available.

Crafts:
Back-To-School Activities


These activities are meant to let the teacher get to know the students and let the students get to know each other.
Bulletin Board Ideas


These bulletin boards are easy and involve all the students in the activity.
Take-Home Student Survey

Take-Home Student Survey

A printable survey for students and their families to fill out. The questions are about the student's name, phone number, guardian(s), allergies, strengths, needs, hobbies, preferences (favorite school subject, etc.) and expectations.
3 bookmarks

3 Back to School Bookmarks

Print 3 different back-to-school bookmarks, a bookworm, a pencil, and a school bus. Each bookmark has the words, "Back to School!" and a place to list the student's name.
3 bookmarks

3 Back to School Bookmarks (in Color)

Print 3 different back-to-school bookmarks, a bookworm, a pencil, and a school bus. Each bookmark has the words, "Back to School!" and a place to list the student's name.

Name Tags to Print:
Nametags

After School Care Nametag Printable (Black-and-White)

Eight "After School Care" number nametags in black-and-white on one printable page. These nametags say, "I Go to After School Care" and have lines for the student's name on them.
Nametags

After School Care:
Bus Number Nametag Printable (Color)

Eight "After School Care" nametags in color on one printable page. These nametags say, "I Go to After School Care" and have lines for the student's name on them.
Bus Number Nametags

How I Get Home from School:
Bus Number Nametag Printable (Black-and-White)

Eight bus number nametags in black-and-white on one printable page. These nametags have lines for the student's name and school bus number on them.
Bus Number Nametags

How I Get Home from School:
Bus Number Nametag Printable (Color)

Eight bus number nametags in color on one printable page. These nametags have lines for the student's name and school bus number on them.
Car Nametags

Car Nametag Printable (Black-and-White)

Eight car nametags in black-and-white on one printable page.
Car Nametags

Car Nametag Printable (Color)

Eight car nametags in color on one printable page.
Field Trip Nametags

Field Trip Nametag Printable (Black-and-White)

Eight field trip nametags in black-and-white on one printable page. These nametags have lines for the student's name and school.
Field Trip Nametags

Field Trip Nametag Printable (Color)

Eight field trip nametags in color on one printable page. These nametags have lines for the student's name and school.
Footprint Nametags

How I Get Home from School:
Footprint Nametag Printable (Black-and-White)

How I get to school: walking. Eight footprint nametags in black-and-white on one printable page.
Footprint Nametags

How I Get Home from School:
Footprint Nametag Printable (Color)

How I get to school: walking. Eight footprint nametags in color on one printable page.

Books to Print:
Back-To-School Book


You can print this activity book for your students to make at the beginning of the school year.
School Memory Book


This is an end-of-school-year book for students to make.


School
Tiny Picture Dictionary

A short, printable picture dictionary of school words -- for early readers. The student cuts out the pages, staples them together, then writes each word in the tiny book. The words are: book, clock, crayon, globe, notebook, pen, pencil, ruler, scissors, stapler, and write another school word.


School
Cut-and-Paste Picture Dictionary

A short, printable picture dictionary for school words -- for early readers. Color, cut and paste the pictures in the right places. Then write the words under the pictures. Cut out each page and staple them together (in the right order) to make a tiny book. The words are: book, clock, crayon, globe, notebook, pen, pencil, ruler, scissors, stapler, and write another school word.


School Words Mini Book
A Printable Writing Book

A tiny, printable book about simple words related to school-- for early readers and writers. The book has 2 pages to print and makes 8 pages for the student to cut out, color, and write in. The words are: book, crayon, globe, paper, pen, pencil, and "Can you think of another school word?


How I Get To School

Print a short book on how children get to school (for early readers). The student fills in the name of the mode of transport and colors the picture. The ways of getting to school include going by bicycle, by car, walking, by boat, by train, by horse, by van, and a fun way of getting to school.


My School Book

A short, printable book about school - for fluent readers. The book has activity pages for the student to do, including filling in the blanks for school transportation, writing times, matching pictures to words, writing school words, doing word unscrambles, solving a wordsearch puzzle, and answering questions.


School Words

A short, printable book about school words - for early readers. The book has pages for the student to cut out, read, write words in, and color. The pages are: pencil, paper, pen, globe, scissors, book, crayons, clock, backpack.


Mots d'École
(School Words in French)

A short, printable book about school words in French - for early readers. The book has pages for the student to cut out, read, write words in, and color. The pages are: crayon/pencil, papier/paper, stylo/pen, globe/globe, ciseaux/scissors, livre/book, crayons/crayons, horloge/clock, sac à dos/backpack.


Palabras de la Escuela
(School Words in Spanish)

A short, printable book about school words in Spanish - for early readers. The book has pages for the student to cut out, read, write words in, and color. The pages are: lápiz/pencil, papel/paper, pluma/pen, globo/globe, tijeras/scissors, libro/book, creyones/crayons, reloj/clock, mochilla/backpack.

School-Themed Coloring and Drawing Worksheets:
Draw Four

Draw Four School Items

Draw four school items. Below each school item, write its name.
Draw Four

Draw Four Desk Items

Draw four things in or on your desk. Below each item, write its name.
Draw Four

Draw Four Things You Might Find in a Library

Draw four library items. Below each item, write its name.
Color words

I Can Color School Words

Color school-related words, including pen, crayon, book, eraser, pencil, desk, scissors, stool, bookshelf, and stapler.
Draw School words

I Can Draw School-Related Items

Draw and color school-related words, including red chair, purple pen,orange scissors, pink eraser, yellow pencil, brown desk, green crayon, black notebook, blue globe, gray stapler.


How I Get to School: Draw and Write

Draw a picture of how you get to school and write about it. Describe how you get to school, who you go with, how long the trip takes, and other things about it.

Best Parts of School: Triple Draw and Write
Draw three of the best things about school and write about each of them. Or go to a pdf of the worksheet.

Worst Parts of School: Triple Draw and Write
Draw three of the worst things about school and write about each of them. Or go to a pdf of the worksheet.

School-Themed Spelling Worksheets:
Missing Letters

Missing Letters in School Words

Find the missing letters in school words, and then color the picture of the word. The words are pen, clock, globe, paper, crayon, pencil, easel, ruler, stapler, scissors.
School Words

Unscramble School Words

Unscramble the school words, and then color the picture of the words. The words are pen, clock, globe, paper, crayon, pencil, easel, ruler, stapler, scissors.
Match words

Match School Words and Pictures

Match 10 school vocabulary words to their pictures. The words are: scissors, clock, globe, stapler, pen, crayon, pencil, easel, ruler, paper. Or go to the answers.
school wordsearch

School Wordsearch Puzzle

Find the school words in the wordsearch puzzle, then use the extra letters to find the secret message: "A+." Or go to the answers.
Circle the Starting Sound

Circle the Starting Sound of School Words

Circle the starting sounds of school words, and color the picture of the word. The words are clock, pencil, crayon, scissors, globe, pen, stapler, bell, easel, and paper. Or go to the answers.
butterfly wordsearch

Back to School Wordsearch Puzzle

Find the words in the back to school wordsearch puzzle, then use the extra letters to find the secret message. Secret Message: "Welcome back to school." Or go to the answers.

What am I? School Items

For each school-related picture, choose the word that best describes it. Or go to the answers.
Match syllables

Match the Syllables: School Words

Match the syllables to make 10 school words. The words are teacher, pencil, paper, scissors, ruler, recess, atlas, backpack, crayon, compass. Or go to the answers.
Alphabetical Order

Put 10 School Words in Alphabetical Order - Worksheet

Put 10 school words in alphabetical order. The words are: book, chalk, computer, easel, map, paper, pen, pencil, quiz, teacher. Go to the answers.
Alphabetical Order

Put 10 Library Words in Alphabetical Order - Worksheet

Put 10 library words in alphabetical order. The words are: book, bookshelf, computer, dictionary, learn, librarian, magazine, maps, read, study. Go to the answers.
School Words

Circle the Correctly-Spelled School Words

Circle the correct spelling of school words, and then color the picture of the words. The words are pen, clock, globe, paper, crayon, pencil, easel, ruler, cut, staple.
Spelling words

School-Related Spelling Word Questions

Use the list of school-related spelling words to answer simple questions. Words: pencil, pen, paper, book, library, scissors, ruler, teach, quiz, globe. Or go to the answers.
find related words

Write Eight School-Related Words

Think of and write eight school-related words. Sample answers: book, paper, pencil, eraser, globe, teacher, student, desk.
School

Back to School:
Word Hunt Worksheet

How many words can you make using the letters from "Back to School"? Sample answers: cool, book, oak, ...Go to worksheet with 30 blanks or a worksheet with 50 blanks.
Spelling words

School Word Pieces Puzzle

In this puzzle, combine pairs of word segments to make school-related spelling words. Words: blackboard, calculator, classroom, computer, dictionary, eraser, learning, library, notebook, pencil, students, teacher. Or go to the answers.
Synonyms

School Synonyms

Use the word bank to find synonyms of school-related words. Words: add/sum, chair/seat, test/exam, student/pupil, teacher/instructor, elementary/primary, text/book, teach/educate, notebook/binder, erase/delete. Or go to the answers.

Choose the Apt School Adjective

For each item, underline the adjective that best describes it. Or go to the answers.
Adjectives

Find 8 Adjectives Describing Your Teacher

Write your teacher's name and draw a picture of your teacher in the center oval. Write eight adjectives describing your teacher. Then use each adjective in a sentence.
Verbal Analogies

School Verbal Analogies
Printable Worksheet

Think about how the first pair of words are related to each other. Then, look at the next word and find the word that is related to it in the same way. Mark the answer. Example: pencil --> write : scissors --> paper, cut, blades, pen, staple. Or go to the answers.
Match words

Match the Components of School-Related Compound Words

Draw a line from the word of the left to the word on the right that make a school-related compound word. Words: homework, bookshelf, handwriting, blackboard, notebook, playground, backpack, knapsack, cubbyhole, classroom. Or go to the answers. Or go to a pdf of the worksheet and answers.
plurals

Plural School Nouns

Write plural school nouns for desk, class, lunch, recess, library, study, bus, sketch, dictionary, and trophy. Then rewrite each sentence with the underlined noun made into a plural -- school, pencil, university, cafeteria, child, compass. Or go to the answers.
Match words

Match the School Anagrams

Draw a line from each school-related word to its anagram. Words: read/dear, learn/renal, listen/silent, tutor/trout, teach/cheat, study/dusty, scholar/choral, report/porter, research/searcher, testing/setting. Or go to the answers.
anagram

School Anagram Puzzle Worksheet

On this printable worksheet, the student writes a school-related anagram for each word. Or go to the answers.
word ladder

School Word Ladder Puzzle Worksheet

On this printable worksheet, the student changes one word into another, one letter at a time. At each step along the way, change only one letter to make a new word. At the end, you have the final, related word. In this puzzle, morph the word desk to book, and the word paste to tapes. Or go to the answers.
Word for Each Letter

Find a School Word for Each Letter

See if you can think of and write down a school-related word for each letter of the alphabet. Or go to a sample answer page.
Write Words by Category

Write School Words by Category

Write 5 school words for each category. The categories include: Classroom, Library, Art Room, Music Room, Cafeteria, Gymnasium, Playing Field, Main Office. Or go to sample answers.
Make Compound Words

Make Compound Words: School
Printable Worksheet

Put two words together to make school-related compound words. Or go to the answers. Or go to a pdf of the worksheet and answers (subscribers only).


Word of the Day Worksheets

These worksheets on elementary vocabulary have the student do an in-depth examination of a word that the teacher supplies. The student defines the word, uses the word in a sentence, identifies which part of speech it is, draws a picture that exemplifies the word, determines how many syllables it has, finds rhyming words, supplies synonyms and antonyms, etc. Pick a school-related word for a fun spelling activity.

Work Bank Printouts:


List of School Words

This is a word bank of common words related to school.


School-Related Anagrams

This is a word bank of anagrams of words about school. An anagram is a word or phrase that is made by rearranging the letters of another word or phrase. For example, spot is an anagram of tops.

School Anagrams:
An anagram is a word or phrase that is made by rearranging the letters of another word or phrase. For example, note is an anagram of tone.

art
rat
tar
board
broad
coed
code
deco
draw
ward
easel
lease
education
auctioned
cautioned
erased
seared
exams
maxes
grad
drag
ink
kin
inks
sink
skin
learn
renal
listen
silent
enlist
inlets
tinsel
paste
tapes
peats
septa
spate
read
dare
dear
reading
grained
rebus
rubes
recess
screes
report
porter
research
searcher
room
moor
scholar
chorals
staple
palest
pastel
petals
plates
pleats
stapler
plaster
tape
pate
peat
teach
cheat
teacher
cheater
tested
detest
testing
setting
study
dusty
tutor
trout
wrote
tower

School Anagram Activities:
anagram

School Anagram Puzzle Worksheet

On this printable worksheet, the student writes a school-related anagram for each word. Or go to the answers.
Match words

Match the School Anagrams

Draw a line from each school-related word to its anagram. Words: read/dear, learn/renal, listen/silent, tutor/trout, teach/cheat, study/dusty, scholar/choral, report/porter, research/searcher, testing/setting. Or go to the answers.

School-Themed Writing Worksheets:


How I Get to School: Draw and Write

Draw a picture of how you get to school and write about it. Describe how you get to school, who you go with, how long the trip takes, and other things about it.
acrostic poem

Write a School Acrostic Poem

Write a poem about school. Start each line with a letter from the word "school."
acrostic poem

Teacher Acrostic Poem

Write a poem about your teacher. Start each line with a letter from the phrase "MY TEACHER."
Write a Sentence

Write a Sentence for Each School-Related Word

Write a sentence for each school-related word. Words: pencil, book, globe, teacher, read, write, pen, learn, test, recess.
newspaper

My Week in School

Write a classroom newspaper page on what you learned in school this week.
newspaper

My Week in School #2

Write a classroom newspaper page on what you learned in school this week -- version #2.
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The Best Thing I've Learned in School:
Essay Topic

Write about the most valuable thing you ever learned in school. What made it so useful for you?
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What I Like Best in School:
Essay Topic

What is your favorite part of the school day? Write a page on what you like the best in school.
poem

School Begins: Hello, Goodbye

Write a poem about things you say hello to and things you say goodbye to when school starts. Start each line with Hello or Goodbye.
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New Student Questions
Essay Topic

If there was a new student in class and you could only ask that person three questions to get to know them, what would you ask them?
Describe It!

School: Describe It! Worksheet

Answer questions about your school. For example, "How many stories tall is it?"
All About Me

All About Me
A Worksheet to Print

A short, printable worksheet about the likes and dislikes of a student. The short-answer worksheet asks a few questions about what the student likes to be called, favorite school subject, game, food, book, movie, and other preferences.


School: Write a Question for Each Answer

In this worksheet, the student is given a series of short answers using school-related words. For each answer, the student writes a short question.
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Essay Topic: If I Could Change a School Rule

If you could change one rule at your school, which rule would it be and what would you change it to? Why did you choose that rule? Why is your rule better than the old rule?
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School
For each letter of the word "school," find words and phrases that are related to or remind you of school. Think of as many as you can.

School-Themed Math Activties:


Reading a Bar Graph Worksheet #3:
How I Get to School

The student uses a bar graph about methods of getting to school data to answer questions on this simple worksheet. Or go to the answers.


Reading a Bar Graph Worksheet #4:
Favorite School Subject

The student uses a bar graph about favorite school subjects to answer questions on this simple worksheet. Or go to the answers.


Reading a Bar Graph Worksheet #6:
Favorite After-School Activity

The student uses a bar graph about favorite after-school activities to answer questions on this simple worksheet. Or go to the answers.

Label Me! Printouts in Many Languages:
Desk/School Accessories to label

The Desk/School Accessories

Label the desk/school accessories in English.
Answers
Desk/School Accessories to label

The Desk/School Accessories in French

Label the desk/school accessories in French.
Answers
Desk/School Accessories to label

Desk/School Accessories in German

Label the desk/school accessories in German.
Answers
Desk/School Accessories to label

Label The Desk/School Accessories in Italian

Label the desk/school accessories in Italian.
Answers
Desk/School Accessories to label

Desk/School Accessories in Spanish

Label the desk/school accessories in Spanish.
Answers
Rooms in a House to label

Rooms in a School

Label the rooms in a school in English.
Answers
Rooms in a School to label

The Rooms in a School in Spanish

Label the rooms in a school in Spanish.
Answers
Match words

Match French School Words and Pictures

Match 10 French school words to their pictures. The words are: ciseaux/scissors, horloge/clock, globe/globe, agrafeuse/stapler, stylo/pen, craie grasse/crayon, crayon/pencil, livre/book, règle/ruler, papier/paper. Or go to the answers.
Match words

Match German School Words and Pictures

Match 10 German school words to their pictures. The words are: Schere/scissors, Uhr/clock, Globus/globe, Hefter/stapler, Kuli/pen, Buntstift/crayon, Bleistift/pencil, Buch/book, Lineal/ruler, Papier/paper. Or go to the answers.
Match words

Match Spanish School Words and Pictures

Match 10 Spanish school vocabulary words to their pictures. The words are: tijeras (scissors), reloj (clock), globo (globe), engrapadora (stapler), bolígrafo (pen), crayón (crayon), lapiz (pencil), libro (book), regla (ruler), papel (paper). Or go to the answers.

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