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Back to School Resources

Get ready for back to school with this hand-picked collection of free lesson plans and classroom activities perfect for the first days back.

Here is just a sampling of fresh ideas from Share My Lesson that are sure to help you prepare with ease:

Teacher Toolkits...
We are hoping to make your life a bit easier with our updated, ever-popular Teacher Toolkits. In each toolkit, you'll find direct links to the Common Core State Standards for both math and ELA by grade, and you'll find our favorite resources for each subject. 

For educators...
Classroom management: Get ideas for daily rituals, preventing disruptive behavior and having students help craft the classroom rules.
Setting up your classroom: Create a welcome map, use ceiling space for hanging storage and purchase inexpensive plastic tablecloths to cover bulletin boards.


Working with parents... 
Find ways to improve communication with parents, including weekly learning logs, bilingual resources to involve parents of English language learners and so much more.

For the classroom...
Back to School Checklist and Activities: Start here for printable activities, ice breakers, checklists and links to even more fun resources you’ll love.

Student introduction ideas...
Explore many ways to get elementary and secondary students to introduce themselves, using pictures, questionnaires and even a mini “Flat Stanley” to serve as their name tags.

First-day lesson plan...
This lesson plan template is for middle school math but can easily be adapted across grades and subjects to get students engaged in learning.

MORE...
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Here’s to a great start,
NTU & Share My Lesson...