My students headed back to school on July 11th, but I know that most people are heading back to school pretty soon! I am so excited about this year because I’ve got a new classroom layout, new ways to engage my students (cooperative learning structures I am now in love with!), and I’ve created some back to school games and packets to help it all run smoothly!
The first thing I created was my Back to School Math Packets for Kindergarten to Fourth Grade to start the beginning of the year. I’m going to show you the third grade one, but head on over to the product to see the one appropriate for your grade level!
These packets are filled with three weeks (15 days) of material to show you what your kids remember from the previous grade!
They are also great as a spiral review. Finally, every single page has a fun fact about the back to school season written at the bottom!
Here are the links to each one in case you’re interested!
The other product I have been working on lately is called “School Supply Problems” and it’s my students’ favorite back to school game we’ve been playing so far this year!
Students are each given a fake school supply list and a book bag. All supplies go in the shopping cart. They draw a game card and answer the question on the card. If a student gets the answer correct, they close their eyes and get to choose a school supply from the shopping cart.
Students then check to see if they need the supply or not. If they do, it goes in their book bag. If they don’t, it goes back in their shopping cart! I also throw in some chance cards to mix the game up a bit!
The first student to get all items on their school supply list wins the game! I made 33 of these so there’s a wide variety of topics and grade levels included from Kindergarten to Sixth Grade!
The first week of school, my third graders used the addition and subtraction fact cards to practice their math fact fluency. The second week of school, I swapped out the cards for my multi-digit addition and subtraction cards.
The great thing about having so many different versions is that you can differentiate for the kids in your class. With 33 of these, you’re bound to find a few that you like.
Here’s the list to see them all at once! Click each one to view it up close!
Back to School Games:
You can pick them up at my TPT store today! Best of luck in the back to school season!