Printable Sequencing Worksheets

Sequencing WorksheetsUse these new worksheets for kindergarten, first grade, and second grade students learning to sequence events, retell stories, explain life cycles, write directions, and more. The file includes 3-step, 4-step, and 6-step sequencing worksheets, with lines for writing as well as space for including drawings, illustrations, or pictures.

Supports Common Core State Standards in Reading: Literature, Writing, and Speaking & Listening. (RL.K.2, SL.K.5, W.K.3, RL.1.2, SL.1.5, W.1.3)

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Printable Bookplates – Editable

All new pretty printables for back to school! These bookplates can all be personalized. Just open the PDF (we recommend Adobe Reader, free) and type your information in the fields provided, or print and hand write information. Add teacher’s or student’s name, grade, subject, etc.

Be sure to let us know what you think!

Printable Bookplate / Bold Prints:

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Printable Bookplate / Pretty Prints:

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Printable Bookplate / Plaid Apples:

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Printable Back-to-School Calendar, 2013-2014

The latest edition of our popular, printable Back to School Calendar is a vision of bright, geometric patterns. The school year calendar, for August 2013 through July 2014, is already dated for you and features a handy notes column. Print and enjoy! (Click on image to print the PDF.)

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Weekly Calendar Page

We hope you’ll get lots of use out of our printable Weekly Calendar Page:
(Click on image to view and print; displays best with Adobe Reader.)

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Printable Sandwich Book Report

Sandwich Book ReportClick on the image to view or print.

Some students love to read. Others are not so fond of it. So when the teacher announces that the next assignment is a book report, there might be some groans across the classroom. What if doing a book report could be fun?

Using this Sandwich Book Report, kids will complete a book report while assembling a “sandwich.” When the entire sandwich is put together, the book report is finished! Each piece provides the students with a question to answer and write about. The first piece of bread asks about the title and author. The tomato inquires about the characters and their roles in the story. The cheese and meat have students write about the setting and the plot. The lettuce provides an area for them to write their opinions on the story. Finally, the last piece of bread has students illustrate an important event in the story. The pieces are labeled for easy assembly.

This printable provides a fun spin on book reports. We’re sure your students will devour it!

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All About Me Printable Worksheet

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Perfect for Back to School, the All About Me worksheet will come in handy when getting to know your students during the first days of school.

The worksheet has areas for students to write and/or draw about some of the things they enjoy such as favorite books, foods, and hobbies. It also has a spot for them to draw a picture of themselves and an area to share something unique about themselves. These would be great as a “get to know you” activity for students to learn a little about their classmates.

Students can also use this as a starting point for an autobiography or a speech. Have the students fill this worksheet out and then use it as an outline to write a short essay. If they are giving a speech about themselves, students can use this as a prompt.

However you use it, this worksheet is a good way for students to share a little bit about themselves and for you to learn about your students!

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Top 10 Tips for Back to School – Tip #10

Tip #10) Smile. A lot. Even when you really want to stick out your tongue, wrinkle up your nose, and roll your eyes. Smiling works equally well when applied to students, parents, other teachers, or administration. Even if it doesn’t change the attitude or behavior of the other person, it can change yours. There are going to be stressful moments during back to school, but if you can face them with the right attitude, you’re going to have a great year.

Good luck, and drop me a line anytime at lisa@nationalschoolproducts.com if there’s a question I can answer, or if you have a comment or experience to share.

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Top 10 Tips for Back to School – Tip #9

Tip #9) Communicate with parents frequently at the beginning of the year. Like the students, they too have to learn your procedures and policies. And they won’t get it overnight. A class handbook is a great way to communicate how you do things to parents, and it can’t hurt to send a newsletter home at the beginning and end of the first week. My school requires teachers to make a phone call to each parent in the first two weeks. It can be time consuming, but it allows me to say something positive to parents about their child and to give them a heads up if there are any areas that may need some extra help right away. Perhaps most importantly, these phone calls also allow the parents to ask questions or clarify something they don’t understand. Taking care of these questions now will alleviate being over-run on Parent Night.

Stay tuned for Tip #10!

Good luck, and drop me a line anytime at lisa@nationalschoolproducts.com if there’s a question I can answer, or if you have a comment or experience to share.

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Top 10 Tips for Back to School – Tip #8

Tip #8) Write, write, and write. Spending a lot of time that first week writing accomplishes multiple goals. It gives students the opportunity to express their feelings, which relieves their stress about the new school year. It also allows students a way to communicate initially that may be not as threatening as a face-to face conversation. My experience is that students will write things in their journal that they would never say to me in a class discussion or even in a private conversation. Additionally, writing provides teachers with multiple samples to determine where students are at cognitively, which helps when organizing reading and math groups. Lastly, it gives teachers insights into how students are doing with the new year. Assign writing that students can share with their parents/families, writing that they can share with their classmates, and writing that they share only with you.

Stay tuned for Tip #9!

Good luck, and drop me a line anytime at lisa@nationalschoolproducts.com if there’s a question I can answer, or if you have a comment or experience to share.

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Top 10 Tips for Back to School – Tip #7

Tip #7) Go overboard. Over-plan and prepare for the first week. If you think you can get through three activities on the second day, plan for five. Be flexible enough to rearrange, leave out, or add in as the day requires. Have all copies run, games ready, and materials gathered for the first week before the first day. This will ease your stress and allow you to be that much more flexible. It also keeps transition time flowing smoothly and lulls at a minimum, meaning fewer chaotic moments.

Stay tuned for Tip #8!

Good luck, and drop me a line anytime at lisa@nationalschoolproducts.com if there’s a question I can answer, or if you have a comment or experience to share.

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