First Day Hooray
Lesson Plans and Teaching Resources

First Day Hooray Lesson Plans and Teaching Resources

First Day Hooray Lesson Plans for Elementary School Teachers

This page contains First Day Hooray lesson plans,
teaching resources, and a fun student project.

blue bullet point First Day Hooray, written by Nancy Poydar, is a back to school themed picture book that shows the anticipation, apprehension, and excitement that children and school employees feel about the first day of school.

blue bullet point All over town, Ivy Green and the school employees are getting ready for the first day of school.

First Day Hooray Nancy Poydar Lesson Plans and Worksheets blue bullet point It is the day before school starts and Ivy Green is buying new shoes and a lunch box. This picture book also focuses on some of the important people who work at a school: bus driver, custodian, principal, and teacher.

blue bullet point Miss Wheeler, the bus driver, is going over her route and has many new stops to learn. Mr. Handy, the custodian, is buffing the floors and arranging furniture. Mr. Masters, the principal, is reading over his notes and organizing welcome signs and materials. Ms. Bell, Ivy's teacher, is hanging alphabet letters and writing name tags.

blue bullet point The story shows what everyone is doing the day before school starts to get ready, the dreams that they have that night, and the morning of the first day of school.

blue bullet point The illustrations in the book capture the anxiety and the excitement that everyone is feeling about the first day of school.

blue bullet point As you are reading this book to your students, there are plenty of opportunities for you to ask your students to share how they got ready for their first day of school, the worries that they had, and the dreams that they had the night before.

blue bullet point After reading this book aloud to my students, I share with them how I prepared for the first day of school, the things that I was nervous about, and everything that I was excited about.

blue bullet point I would have my students brainstorm a list of other school employees (nurse, cafeteria workers, secretaries, librarian, etc) that work at our school and discuss their important roles and jobs. If it was possible, I would invite one or two of these school employees to stop by my classroom and share with my students how they prepared for their own first day of school.



On this page you will find a unique project that I have
created specifically to go along with this cute back to school picture book.



Book Shaped Writing Templates

First Day Hooray Lesson Plans


First Day Hooray! Nancy Poydar Back to School Teaching Resources

First Day Hooray Lesson Plans:
This five page banner is included for free in this set of First Day Hooray teaching resources.


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Book Shaped Writing Templates
Author: Nancy Poydar
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First Day Hooray Nancy Poydar Lesson Plans and Fun Projects for Students blue bullet point Since I feel that it is important to emphasize reading from the very first day of school, I have created book shaped templates for this set of First Day Hooray teaching resources.

blue bullet point The book shaped bulletin board accent pieces (shown later on this page) that are included in this set of teaching resources have different reading slogans written on them. These book accent pieces and the matching bulletin board banner will help you to create a First Day Hooray bulletin board display that highlights the importance of reading.

blue bullet point Since I am also a teacher, I understand that teachers often need to change or adapt a resource that we find to meet our own needs. I have provided 3 different versions of these book templates in order to help you select the version that would best suit your own needs.

Book Templates #1:

The first set of book templates has standard sized writing lines and a drawing area.
Below is an example of the first draft worksheet for the first book template.


First Day Hooray Nancy Poydar Printable Worksheets

First Day Hooray Lesson Plans:
First Draft Worksheet Book Template #1


First Day Hooray Back to School Lesson Plans for Teachers blue bullet point This assignment will not take your students very long to complete. The book templates are on one worksheet and they are easy to cut out.

blue bullet point These book templates measure 7 inches in width and 9 inches in height.

blue bullet point This quick creative writing assignment will provide you with student work samples that you can post on your bulletin board during the first week of school.

blue bullet point You will be able to create a dynamic Back to School classroom bulletin board display of your students' projects by using the colorful bulletin board display banner and reading accent pieces that are included in this set of First Day Hooray teaching resources.


Below is an example of the first book template.


First Day Hooray Nancy Poydar Lesson Plans


There are 7 colorful book templates
in this set of First Day Hooray teaching resources:
red, blue, green, brown, pink, and purple.


Creative Writing Templates and Worksheets First Day Hooray Nancy Poydar


First Day Hooray Nancy Poydar Teaching Resources

Book Templates #2:

The second set of book templates has double spaced writing lines.
Below is an example of the first draft worksheet for the second book template.


First Day Hooray Printable Worksheets for Elementary School Students

First Day Hooray Lesson Plans:
First Draft Worksheet Book Template #12


First Day Hooray Creative Writing Worksheets for Back To School


Ideas for Back to School Books For Elementary School First Day Hooray


Back to School First Day Hooray Book Writing Templates

Book Templates #3:

The third set of book templates has been left blank so
that they can be used for a variety of different purposes.

blue bullet point You could use these blank book templates for students to draw a picture about the story or about their first day of school. You could also use these blank book templates to glue photographs of your students.


First Day Hooray Nancy Poydar Worksheets for School Teachers


Worksheets and Project Templates for First Day Hooray Nancy Poydar


First Day Hooray Back To School Bulletin Board Display Ideas and Examples blue bullet point I know that it takes teachers a lot of valuable time to assemble their bulletin board displays.

blue bullet point Many teachers spend hours of time cutting out large display letters or making a banner on their own at home on their computers. This time is valuable and better spent on developing your classroom curriculum, so I have designed a matching 5 page banner for your bulletin board display.

blue bullet point You can laminate this banner so that it is more durable and you can use it again next year.



Fun Back to School Read Aloud Book First Day Hooray Nancy Poydar

First Day Hooray Lesson Plans:
This five page banner is included for free in this set of First Day Hooray teaching resources.


To help you decorate your bulletin board display with a reading theme, I have included
12 different book accent pieces in this set of First Day Hooray lesson plans.


First Day Hooray Fun Templates for Student Projects
First Day Hooray Fun Project Ideas For Teachers
First Day Hooray Nancy Poydar Bulletin Board Display Examples and Ideas
First Day of School Read Aloud Books First Day Hooray Nancy Poydar
First Day Hooray Teaching Resources and Display Ideas
Fun Projects and Ideas for First Day Hooray Nancy Poydar

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First Day Hooray Lesson Plans: 12 Book Accent Pieces


Buy First Day Hooray Book Templates Now

Book Shaped Writing Templates
Author: Nancy Poydar
First Day Hooray Lesson Plans

$2.99

Click on the Add to Cart button above to purchase this set of teaching resources.
You will be emailed a download link for this First Day Hooray project so you can download and use it today!

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  • Use your credit card or Paypal account.
  • Download link is emailed to you today!
  • Print as many copies as you want.
  • Save and reuse this fun project forever!
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Classmate Interview Megaphone Templates:

Fun Back to School Activity
Students Interview Their New Classmates

Classmate Interview Creative Writing Lesson Plans for Back To School

Fun Megaphone Creative Writing Templates blue bullet point Are you looking for a fun Back to School lesson plan idea that involves your students getting to know each other?

blue bullet point Your students will enjoy completing this unique project on the first day of school. They will have fun getting to know their new classmates by interviewing them and writing about their partners inside their classmate interview megaphone templates.



First Day of School Actitvities Get To Know Your Class and Classmates Elementary School

Above: Finished example of Classmate Interview Megaphone Templates


Click on the link below to go the page where this
set of Back to School teaching resources is found:

Go To: Classmate Interview Megaphone Templates




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