Back to school season is right around the corner. This is always an exciting and exhausting time of year! Over the years I have created quite a few free resources to help make the transition back to school just a little bit easier. They include first day of school lesson plans, posters and bookmarks and a few ideas for back to school night. All of these resources can be downloaded for free from either my store or my free resource library.
Back to School Free Resources From My Store
Library Orientation Game – Fun game to review library rules and vocabulary. Great as a beginning of the year activity or as a review anytime during the year. I have played this game with second and third graders. It is also editable so you can add whatever you would like to the cards.
Library Icebreaker Game – I have used this activity with fifth graders and they loved it! Students need to walk around the library and find someone who matches each of the boxes. All of the boxes have to do with reading or the library.
School Library Open House Bookmarks – Parents and students will love to receive these FREE and EDITABLE school library open house bookmarks. These bookmarks are the perfect way to introduce yourself and provide information about your library program.
Reviewing Rules and Expectations PowerPoint – Teach or review rules and procedures with this free editable PowerPoint slideshow. This is perfect to use after an extended holiday break or at the beginning of a new school year.
Free Resource Library Lessons
These activities can be found in my free resource library and are great back to school freebies! When you subscribe to my newsletter you will gain access to a vault of free educational resources and products that you can use in your library or classroom. Subscribers will also receive a weekly newsletter where I share exclusive resources, education tips, sales notifications, and product updates. Enter your name and email address to sign-up.
Reading comprehension questions and printables to go along with this Back to School book by Rob Scotton.
Teacher-Librarian Collaboration Google Form – It includes some basic questions a teacher can fill out when they wish to schedule a lesson or project with you. Click on the title to read a blog post about how to successfully collaborate with classroom teachers.
Library Exit Tickets Sample – Free sample of my print library exit tickets for grades K-5. Click on the title to read about how to use exit tickets in the library.
Choosing Just Right Books posters and bookmarks – These have a colorful emoji theme. I created these for upper elementary students.
Reviewing Rules and Procedures – Use these printables any time of the year to review the ways students should behave in the library.
Back to School Booklist and Reading Response Pages – List of a few of my favorite back to school books and two reading response pages for students to complete.
Editable Library Open House PowerPoint Template – Can use for a virtual open house as well as an in-person event.