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Returning to School Planning for the Elementary Classroom

Elementary teachers returning to school have so much to plan and organize. Remove the stress, anxiety, and overwhelm by preparing the right materials and make returning to school smooth and stress-free.

Returning to school and beginning a new school year sparks quite a range of feelings for teachers – and quite different feelings for parents! 😉

Back to School Bundle for Teachers

I always feel so, so much better when I have a plan.

In addition, because I am both a teacher and a designer of teaching materials, I can develop the educational resources I need and use in my own classroom. As a result, my Back to School planning is fairly smooth and easy.

For example, here’s a Back to School Planning Bundle that I’ve designed to ensure that your back to school planning is fairly smooth and easy!

Quick and Easy Back to School Prep for Busy Teachers

Teacher and Student Materials

Calendar Set (Includes Behavior Calendar)- Editable

This calendar set is the LAST calendar set you’ll ever have to buy! YAY! It’s also EDITABLE! Even Bigger YAY!

Back to School planning bundle with an editable calendar set!

The ONLY calendar set you need!

Student Data Binder

This set of COMPLETELY EDITABLE Progress Monitoring forms can be used and personalized to meet your needs for Leader Programs, Leadership Notebooks, Student Data Binders, Response to Intervention, and data collection forms. And I’ll say it again – they’re EDITABLE!

data binder for progress monitoring

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Grab the “No Stress” Back to School Checklist –

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Download this FREE No Stress Back to School Checklist from Caffeine Queen Teacher

About the checklist ~

The checklist is updated with ideas for starting this school year now that COVID has changed our lives.

Keep in mind there are so many variables with schools and precautions, so you’ll find an editable version! You can add more details to the lists.

At the very least, this No Stress Back to School Checklist will make your back-to-school planning a bit easier. 

Student Dictionary

This Student Spelling Dictionary is full of quick, easy to assemble pages and plenty of options for use. This No-Prep Spelling Dictionary is perfect for your students to record vocabulary, high-frequency words, or spelling words. They’re great for writing, spelling, and vocabulary.

student spelling dictionary is perfect for helping students with writing

Students write spelling words, sight words, or any word they struggle to spell

Back to School Booklet

This Back to School Booklet is a quick and fun activity perfect for the first day or week back to school. You can edit the page to personalize it for your students.

I assigned it for morning work as I helped other students get settled and took care of the typical morning craziness.

Show your students how you feel about them with this Welcome Back to School booklet

Editable Back to School Welcome booklet

Back to School Flipbook

This Back to School Flip Book is great to assign for downtime, fast finishers, and morning work. You will find two different cover page options to choose from.

First week of school flip book activity

Pages to Meet the Teacher, Meet the Class, Personal Goals, About Me Page

Classroom Materials

Levels of Understanding Posters

Check students’ levels of understanding quickly and easily – before, during, and/or after lessons and assignments with these bright, cheerful posters. There’s no wrong time to use these posters. Student feedback guides your lesson, and these make it a breeze. I’ve used them as a quick formative assessment during formal observations and evaluations.

Decorate your classroom for Back to School with these useful posters!

Levels of Understanding Posters provide the teacher with INSTANT feedback!

CUBES/CUBED Word Problem Solving Strategy Poster Set

Need a word problem strategy? Try the CUBES or CUBED Strategy for solving math story problems. Students interact with the word problems leading to better understanding. When faced with a word problem, many students don’t know how to start. They feel comfortable using this strategy because it provides them with a specific starting point.

CUBES math word problem strategy poster set

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Classroom Pledge Posters

Perfect for leadership classrooms, these simple, bright, and cheerful classroom Pledge Posters encourage students to care about themselves, their work, and their classmates. They’re a great way to reinforce positive character traits and promote good morals.

Leadership Pledge Posters for classroom bulletin boards

For leadership classrooms



classroom pledge posters for bulletin boards

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All of these educational materials make Back to School planning simple for busy teachers. But, they’re combined in one Money-Saving BUNDLE – at a HUGE Discount! Click on the picture below to check it out!

Quick and Easy Back to School Prep for Busy Teachers


Looking for more tips? Click on the picture below for MORE!

Back To School Teacher Tips to Jump Start Your School year!

7 Tips for Teachers!

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