Category: Back To School

Back To School Poems

Back To School Poems Back to school poems for educators and parents.

Separation Anxiety Tips

Separation anxiety…  Nothing is more exciting and terrifying than the first day of school. Many of the children who come into your classroom will have…

Germ Games

After reading a story about how germs are spread on hands, the teacher puts some glitter on her hands and says,

Printable Fall Curriculum

Click on the links below for printable Fall curriculum ideas to use in your classroom.  You can also share these activities with parents in a…

Friendship Games

Friendship Memory: Take a picture of each child. Make two copies and glue each on a card, writing the child’s name below the picture.

Friendship Science

Friendship flower: Have each child pick a partner and they will be given one carnation per 2 children.

Friendship Art

I draw a huge tree shape including branches.

Friendship Snacks

Friendship Pizza Take sugar cookie dough and roll it out into a circle big enough to fit in a pizza pan.

Friendship Songs

A fellow teacher had taught us this song a couple years ago as we were saying goodbye to our 5 year olds.

Feelings Games

Either look through a large book with lots of large pictures (fairy tales work well)

Feelings Art

I work with 3 year olds, and this idea worked for me. Ask your children (one at a time or in several small groups) to…

Feelings Snacks

Pizza face! the pizza dough will be the face and you can add pepperoni or ham circles for eyes. you can make a happy face…

Feelings Songs

Traditional song: “I’ve got that hap-py feel-ing here in my heart, here in my heart, here in my heart.

Family Games

During a family unit in Kindergarten I did a math lesson that involved puppets.

Back To School Songs

The Wheels on the Bus I used this with my class of nine (4 year olds) when we were in dramatic play. I used chairs…

Back To School Ideas

We are thinking of next year already, and have decided that we are going with an outdoor backyard theme for the fall.

Back To School Bulletin Boards

Each September we get a new group of kids coming into the classroom.

Back To School Games

During the first few days of school, my 4-year-olds play this little game with me as a way of becoming familiar with the classroom.

Back To School Art

I did this project with my preschoolers and they loved it! You need yellow & black paint, crayons, and egg cartons.

Back To School Science

At the beginning of each year, I introduce the concept of cooperation by performing this simple experiment: Gather a class supply of old, “dirty” pennies,…