September Writing Prompts

September Writing Prompts and Creative Journal Ideas

Creative Writing Ideas and Journal Topics for September

September Creative Writing Prompts For Elementary School Teachers and Students blue bullet point Are you looking for a creative list of writing prompts and journal ideas to use during the month of September?

blue bullet point Below, you will find a list of general September writing topics and a list of specific calendar dates for September which contain creative writing ideas related to that particular date in September. I have created this list of September writing prompts for elementary school teachers and students, but many of these creative writing ideas and topics would also be appropriate for other grade levels.


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  • You will be directed to another page on Unique Teaching Resources that contains detailed lesson plan ideas and printable worksheets for those September writing prompts.
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General September Writing Prompts:

Many of my August and Back To School Writing Prompts
would also be appropriate to use for September, so be sure
to also look at the writing prompt ideas on my August page.


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  • Chalkboard Printable Worksheet Compare what it was like being in first grade to the grade that you are in now. What things are similar? What things are different?
    • These chalkboard printable worksheets can be used for many of the September writing prompts that are found on this page.
    • Click on the following link to view a teaching resources set that involves students writing an essay inside chalkboard templates: Chalkboard Writing Templates
  • Back To School Creative Writing Bus Stationery Set What is your most significant memory from each grade level in school?
    • These school bus printable worksheets can be used for many of the September writing prompts that are found on this page.
    • Click on the following link to view a teaching resources set that involves students writing on printable worksheets which contain school bus and student graphics: Back to School Printable Worksheets
  • Fun Back to School Creative Writing Stationery and Worksheets 10 things every ______ grader should know.
    • These Write All About It printable worksheets can be used for many of the September writing prompts that are found on this page.
    • Click on the following link to view a teaching resources set that involves students writing on printable worksheets which contain pencil and paper graphics: Back to School Printable Worksheets


  • Book Bag Printable Worksheets How did you feel about the start of this new school year? Were you excited or nervous? How do you feel about it now that school has started? Write a paragraph about how your feelings have changed.
    • These book bag templates can be used for many of the September writing prompts that are found on this page.
    • Click on the following link to view a teaching resources set that involves students writing an essay inside cute book templates: Book Bag Templates
  • Write about your favorite subject in school. What is your least favorite subject?
  • If you could eliminate one subject or one activity to your school day, what would it be?
  • Apple Shaped Back to School Creative Writing Templates Invent a new subject for your school. Why would students enjoy having this new subject in school?
    • These apple templates can be used for many of the September writing prompts that are found on this page.
    • Click on the following link to view a teaching resources set that involves students writing inside apple shaped templates: Apple Writing Templates
  • What is your favorite part of the school day? Why?
  • The best thing about my class is ...
  • The best things about a computer is ...
  • Student Goals for a New School Year Pencil Creative Writing Templates My goals for Grade ___.
    • Click on the following link to view a set of Back to School printable worksheets in which students write about their goals for a new school year inside extra large pencil templates: My Goals Pencil Writing Templates
  • A kind teacher that I will always remember.
  • If you were a teacher, what subject would you like to teach the most? What grade level would you like to work with the most?
  • Our very strange substitute teacher.
  • Ten crazy reasons why I couldn't do my homework.
  • If you could choose any animal for a class pet, what animal would you choose and why?
  • Back to School Creative Writing Ideas and Activities Write a description about yourself, your interests, and hobbies.
    • Click on the following link to view a set of Back to School printable worksheets in which students write and draw a picture of themselves inside unique school bus templates: Back to School Bus Templates
  • Here's what a new student needs to know about my school.
  • I would love to take a school field trip to _____ because ...
  • If you were the principal of your school, what would you do?
  • If you were a principal and you had to hire some new teachers for your school, what qualities would you look for in a teacher? Explain what would make a good teacher.
  • Poems All About Me Poetry Pencil Templates and Worksheets Write an About Me poem about yourself.
    • Click on the following link to view a set of Back to School printable worksheets in which students write a poem about themselves inside unique pencil templates: All About Me Poems
  • Being an exchange student and going to school in _____ (choose a country) would be fun because ...
  • If I could be a character from any book, I'd choose to be _____ because ...
  • Imagine that you are a student 100 years in the future. What do you think school would be like in the future? What would you study? Where would you study? Write a story about it.
  • Color Pencil Box Creative Writing Templates and Worksheets Describe the characteristics that make you a colorful student. Choose 5 adjectives that you feel describe you the best.
    • Click on the following link to view a set of Back to School printable worksheets in which students choose 5 colorful adjectives that describe themselves and then they write a colorful description about themselves inside color pencil box templates: Color Pencil Templates
  • Pretend that you are packing your lunch for school and you may pack anything you want. What would you pack? Why?
  • I would like to add this food item to our school cafeteria menu because ...
  • If you were asked to design a menu for the cafeteria for one week, what would it consist of?
  • Interview Your Friend and Classmate Printable Worksheets Interview one of the students in your class. Then write a paragraph about your partner that introduces him or her to the rest of your class.
    • Click on the following link to view a set of Back to School printable worksheets in which students interview one of their classmates and write about this student inside megaphone templates: Classmate Interview Megaphone Templates
  • If you had to design a new uniform for your school, what would it look like?
  • You have been selected to invite a guest speaker to visit your school. Who would you select? Explain why.
  • You have been selected to invite a musical guest to perform at your school assembly? Who would you select? Explain why.
  • Back to School Student Information Star Templates Meet the Stars of Our Classroom! Describe the qualities that make you special.
    • The 5 writing topics in this extra large star shaped project are: My Family, My Favorite Subjects, My Hobbies/Interests, My Favorite Movies, Books, and T.V. Shows, and I Felt Like a Star: Star Writing Templates
  • Everyone likes snacks! Write instructions that explain how to make a healthy snack that would be good to pack in your lunch box.
  • Write an essay on the benefits of a healthy diet.
  • Describe five activities that you enjoy doing after school.


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Many of my August and Back To School Writing Prompts
would also be appropriate to use for September, so be sure
to also look at the writing prompt ideas on my August page.


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End of General September Writing Prompts



Specific September Writing Prompts:

Celebrations, Events, Holidays, and Dates in History:

Scroll through this page, or click on the links below, to read
about each of these September writing prompts and holidays.


First Monday of September - Labor Day

September Writing Prompts Labor Day blue bullet point Labor Day is celebrated on the first Monday in September and recognizes and honors American workers and their achievements.

blue bullet point The first Labor Day in the United States was celebrated on September 5, 1882 in New York City. Labor Day is recognized by most Americans as the symbolic end of the summer and the holiday is often regarded as a day of rest.

  • What profession do you want to enter when you finish school?
  • Write about a profession whose work you admire and respect.
  • Visit Wikipedia's Labor Day page to learn more about the history of Labor Day.
  • The Bureau of Labor Statistics has information about careers that students can read more about based on their own interests and hobbies.
  • The A to Z List of Careers contains links to over 50 different career choices that students can go to in order to read information about a career that interests them.




First Sunday After Labor Day - Grandparents Day

September Writing Prompts Grandparents Day blue bullet point Grandparents Day is celebrated the first Sunday after Labor Day. This day is devoted to honoring grandparents and to help children become aware of the strength, information, and guidance that older people offer.

blue bullet point In 1978, the United States Congress passed legislation, which was signed by President Jimmy Carter, proclaiming the first Sunday after Labor Day as National Grandparents Day. September was chosen as the month for this holiday to signify the "autumn years" of life.

  • Write a letter to your grandparents.
  • Interview one of your grandparents, or ask your parents to tell you about your grandparents. Then, draw a venn diagram and compare your life to one of your grandparents when he or she was your age. How was your grandparent's life similar or different to yours?
  • Create a Family Tree: Click on the following link to go to my web page that contains unique tree and leaf templates that your students can use to create their own family tree projects. Go to Heidi's Family Tree Lesson Plans.

Family Tree Projects and Templates For Students

Family Tree Proejct for National Grandparents Day

Above: Family Tree Lesson Plans


September 5 - Cheese Pizza Day

September Writing Prompts Cheese Pizza Day September 5 blue bullet point Today is Cheese Pizza Day. Pizza originated in Italy, but it is now one of the most popular meals in many countries around the world.

  • Write a letter to your parents explaining why your family should have pizza for dinner tonight.
  • Using the 5 senses (sight, hearing, touch, smell, and taste), describe your favorite type of pizza to eat.
  • Write a recipe for how to make your favorite pizza. Include the ingredients needed and the directions for each step in the recipe.
  • The beginning of a new school year and Cheese Pizza Day is an ideal time to introduce your students to my Pizza Reading Sticker Charts that will encourage your students to read books independently this school year.
  • This is also an ideal time of the school year to introduce your students to my Multiplication Pizza Sticker Charts that will encourage your students to learn their times tables.

Pizza Sticker Charts for Elementary School Students

Left: Pizza Reading Sticker Charts
Right: Multiplication Pizza Sticker Charts


September 8 - International Literacy Day

International Literacy Day September 8 blue bullet point September 8 is International Literacy Day. Illiteracy is an overwhelming problem in developing nations. Reading and writing are tools for eradicating poverty, a means of reducing child mortality, and the key to gender equality.

blue bullet point September 8 was proclaimed International Literacy Day by UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization) and it was first celebrated in 1966. The purpose of this day is to highlight the importance of literacy to individuals, communities, and societies.

September Writing Prompts International Literacy Day September 8 blue bullet point On International Literacy Day each year, UNESCO reminds the international community about the status of literacy globally. UNESCO estimates that 20% of all adults, or 774 million people, are not literate and two-thirds of these people are women. There are 75 million children who are not attending school, and there are many more children who attend school irregularly or drop out of school.

International Literacy Day Reading Sticker Charts and Bulletin Board Display Banner

Above: Go to Reading Sticker Charts

Fun Reading Sticker Charts and Templates for Elementary Teachers and Students

Above: Go to Incentive and Sticker Charts





September 13 - Roald Dahl's Birthday

Roald Dahl Birthday September 13 blue bullet point Roald Dahl was born on September 13, 1916 in Cardiff, Wales. Roald Dahl is one of the most popular and best-selling children's book authors of all time. Many of his books have been adapted into successful movies.

  • What is your favorite Roald Dahl book?
  • Have you seen any movies based on one of Roald Dahl's books? If so, which did you like the best, the book or the movie version?
  • Write a famous quote by Roald Dahl on your chalkboard or whiteboard and have your students respond to this quote.
  • I use the date of Roald Dahl's birthday to read aloud one of his shorter picture books to my class and one of my favorites is The Enormous Crocodile. On my Enormous Crocodile lesson plans page you will find templates for a gigantic crocodile group project.
  • Two other short Roald Dahl read aloud books that feature animals in them are Esio Trot and The Giraffe and the Pelly and Me. For an extra large tortoise group project, go to this page on my website: Esio Trot lesson plans. My The Giraffe and the Pelly and Me lesson plans page contains a fun giraffe project that is 3 feet tall when it is assembled together.
Roald Dahl Lesson Plans, Ideas, and Fun Projects for Elementary School Students
Above: The Enormous Crocodile project - Esio Trot project - The Giraffe and the Pelly and Me project

  • Use the date of Roald Dahl's birthday to begin reading one of his longer chapter books to your students. One of Roald Dahl's most popular chapter books is Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. On my Charlie and the Chocolate Factory lesson plans page you will find a large group project for students to create an extra large Willy Wonka Chocolate Factory.

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory Activities and Ideas for Fun Group Projects

Above: Charlie and the Chocolate Factory group project



September 16 - Mayflower Day

Mayflower Day September 16, 1620 blue bullet point We celebrate Mayflower Day on September 16. In September 1620, the Mayflower sailed from Plymouth, England to America. There were 102 passengers and a crew of 25 - 30 on board. Their destination was the New World, where they could have religious freedom, and continue using their native language, culture, and customs.

blue bullet point Every Mayflower Day, we commemorate these brave, early settlers. They were the very first immigrants, and helped to pave the way for millions more to follow, in search of freedom and the dreams and promises of a New World.

  • Imagine what it would be like to leave for a new land thousands of miles away. What 5 things would you bring with you if you were moving to a new land and could not bring everything that you owned with you?
  • Scholastic's Thankgiving page provides information about the voyage of the Mayflower and the first Thanksgiving.
  • Visit Wikipedia's Mayflower page to learn more about the voyage of the Mayflower.

September 17 - Constitution Day

US Constitution Day September 17 blue bullet point Constitution Day is celebrated in the United States on September 17 and it is also known as Citizenship Day.

blue bullet point This day celebrates the formation and signing of the U.S. Constitution by thirty-nine men on September 17, 1787.

  • Design a Classroom Bill of Rights. What kind of freedoms would you include in your Classroom Bill of Rights? Would these rights make it easier for your teacher to conduct lessons, or would some of these rights get in the way of learning in the classroom?
  • The Constitution states that a person must be at least 35 years to be elected president. Do you think this is a good idea? Why or why not?
  • Explain what you think it means to be a good citizen of the World, the United States, your state, your town, and your school.
  • Pretend that you have a pen pal from another country and he or she is moving to the United States. Write a letter to your pen pal and tell them what you think are the best parts of living in the United States.
  • The Charters of Freedom website provides information and free downloads about the Constitution and Bill of Rights.
  • A website about the Constitution for children can be found at The Constitution For Kids.
  • Congress For Kids provides information about the history of the Constitution of the United States, the Bill of Rights, and the Amendments to the Constitution

September 21 - Peace Day

World Peace Day September 21 blue bullet point The International Day of Peace, also known as World Peace Day, is celebrated on September 21. This day is dedicated to peace, or specifically to the absence of war. It is observed by many nations, political groups, and military groups.

blue bullet point The first year this holiday was celebrated was 1981. To recognize the beginning of this day, the "Peace Bell" is rung at UN Headquarters. The bell is cast from coins donated by children from all continents.

  • What the word "peace" means to me.
  • Who is a peaceful person that you know?
  • Who is a peaceful person that you admire?
  • Why has world peace been hard to achieve?
  • Why is it important to have a Peace Day?
  • What needs to happen for world peace to occur?
  • How can children promote peace in the world?
  • If you had to grade the world on its peacefulness, how would it score?
  • What can you do to help keep peace in your school and your classroom?
  • Write a speech that you will present to the UN representatives from around the world on World Peace Day.
  • Peace Day Lesson Plans for Elementary School Teachers On my Peace Day Lesson Plans page you will find the following Peace Day teaching resources:
    • P.E.A.C.E. acrostic poem writing inside globe templates
    • Dove shaped creative writing templates
    • Cooperative group project using large P.E.A.C.E. letters
    • Write a letter to the President or a world leader stationery set
  • Click here to go to Heidi's Peace Day Lesson Plans page.

Peace Day Examples and Ideas for Projects for Elementary School Students

Above: Examples of Heidi's Peace Day Lesson Plans and projects for elementary school students.


  • A book that I have read with my students at this time of the year is Sadako and the Thousand Paper Cranes by Eleanor Coerr. This book is set after World War 2 and is about a young Japanese girl who develops leukemia from the atomic bomb that was dropped on Hiroshima. This book is based on the true story of a Japanese girl named Sadako.

4th Week of September - National Dog Week

September Writing Prompts National Dog Week blue bullet point National Dog Week is celebrated the 4th week of September. National Dog Week was founded in 1928 by Captain Will Judy, who was a well known dog judge and a publisher of a dog magazine.

blue bullet point The purpose of National Dog Week is to educate dog owners about their responsibilities to their pets and to recognize organizations that are dedicated to caring for unwanted or lost dogs.

  • What are the responsibilities involved in having a dog for a pet?
  • If you have a dog, how to you help to take care of your family pet?
  • There is a saying that a dog is man's best friend. How do you think this saying came to be?
  • Great Dog Site contains a list of dog breeds in alphabetical order that includes photographs and information about each breed of dog.
  • During National Dog Week read your students the Newbery award winning book Shiloh by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor. For lesson plans and fun projects to use with this award winning novel, click here to go to Heidi's Shiloh lesson plans page.

Shiloh Bulletin Board Display Examples and Fun Group Projects

Above: Shiloh lesson plans and group project

  • Dog Punctuation Bulletin Board and Classroom Display Teaching Resources Set I have created puppy shaped reading sticker charts that would be great to use with your students during National Dog Week. Click here to go to Heidi's puppy reading sticker charts page.
  • During National Dog Week have your students complete a fun book report project using unique dog shaped book report templates. Click here to go to Heidi's dog book report templates page.
  • Are you interested in a punctuation display that uses dog templates? My grammar bulletin board displays page contains 12 dogs templates featuring the following punctuation marks: period, comma, exclamation point, comma, apostrophe, quotation marks, colon, semicolon, parenthesis, ellipsis, hyphen, and dash. The photograph on the right shows examples of 5 Punctuation Puppies.




September 25 - Shel Silverstein's Birthday

Shel Silverstein The Giving Tree Birthday September 25 blue bullet point Sheldon Allan Silverstein was born on September 25, 1930. He is better known as Shel Silverstein and he was an American poet, singer-songwriter, musician, composer, and cartoonist.

blue bullet point Shel Silverstein's books have sold over 20 million copies and his most famous children' book is The Giving Tree.

  • The date of Shel Silverstein's birthday is a wonderful opportunity to read one of his books or poems to your class.
  • Students will enjoy visiting Shel Silverstein's Website.
  • If you are interested in teaching resources for The Giving Tree, click here to go to my web page that contains ideas and teaching resources for this book: The Giving Tree Lesson Plans.

The Giving Tree Lesson Plans and Printable Worksheets Shel SilverStein

Above: Heidi's The Giving Tree Lesson Plans





September 26 - Johnny Appleseed's Birthday

Johnny Appleseed Birthday September 26 blue bullet point John Chapman, better known as Johnny Appleseed, was born on September 26, 1774 in Massachusetts. Johnny Appleseed Day is celebrated on March 11.

blue bullet point John Chapman was raised on a small farm on Massachusetts. His favorite place was his father's apple orchard because he loved apples and this inspired him to introduce and plant apple seeds through the frontiers of Ohio, Indiana, and Illinois.

blue bullet point Johnny Appleseed was an American pioneer and is best known for roaming the countryside planting apple seeds from which many apple orchards are said to have begun.

  • As your students are writing their prompts, bring in an apple for each student to eat.
  • "An apple a day keeps the doctor away." What do you think this popular saying means?
  • If you could choose the seeds from one fruit or vegetable to carry around and plant, which one would you choose? Give reasons for your choice and where you would plant these seeds.
  • Visit Wikipedia's Johnny Appleseed page to learn more about this American pioneer.
  • Read about the Story of Johnny Appleseed and download a crossword puzzle on Best Apples.
  • I have designed apple shaped creative writing templates (shown below) that would be great to use for a writing assignment about Johnny Appleseed. Click here to go to Heidi's apple writing templates page.
  • Johnny Appleseed's birthday is a perfect day to begin using reading incentive charts with your students. My apple sticker charts (shown below) will help you to motivate your students to read 17 books in the time period that you select.

Johnny Appleseed Apple Lesson Plans Worksheets, Templates, and Sticker Charts

Left: Apple Writing Templates
Right: Apple Sticker Charts





September 28 - Good Neighbor Day

Good Neighbor Day September 28 blue bullet point September 28 is National Good Neighbor Day. On this day, people should remember how important it is to be a good neighbor and that people should recognize and appreciate their neighbors.

blue bullet point In 1971, Becky Mattson of Montana petitioned and was granted the idea of National Good Neighbor Day. This day was originally celebrated on the fourth Sunday of September, but it is now set as September 28.

  • What can you do to be a good neighbor to the people that live around you?
  • What can you do to be a good neighbor to your classmates?

End of September Writing Prompts



September Printable Calendar Set


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Free Printable Classroom Calendars page.

Note: On the above page, you will find links to download all 12
of my FREE classroom calendar sets for January - December!


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My printable calendar sets are designed to fit inside the
monthly calendar pocket charts that many teachers use.

My holiday calendar sets contain
the following printable worksheets:


September Printable Monthly Calendar

Above: The large September calendar title is a
2 page banner template that is glued together and cut out.


September Printable Worksheets Calendar

Above: This printable calendar set for September includes large
days of the week templates for the 7 days of the week
(Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday are shown above).


September Printable Calendar

This printable calendar set for September includes smaller calendar pieces for the 7 days of the week that will fit inside your calendar pocket chart.

There are 31 square calendar number dates in this teaching resources set.

There are squares for you to print and write your students' names and birthdays on.

There are 11 printable calendar worksheets in this
September teaching resources classroom display set.

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Below are some ideas and examples of teaching resources
that can be used for some of the September writing
prompts that are found on this page:

My Summer Vacation Cell Phone

My Summer Vacation Fun Cell Phone Templates

Provide your students with an engaging and fun way for them to write about what they did during their summer holidays with these unique cell phone text message templates.

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My Summer Vacation Suitcase

My Summer Vacation and Holiday Suitcase Writing Templates

Provide your students with an engaging and fun way for them to write about what they did during their summer holidays with these unique suitcase creative writing templates.

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I Am a Colorful Student!

Pencil Crayon Box Shaped Creative Writing Templates

I am a Colorful Student: Students choose 5 words that describe themselves and write them in the 5 pencils. In the pencil box area, students write a short description about themselves.

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Interview Your Classmate!

Interview a Classmater Fun Megaphone Templates

Megaphone Templates: Students get to know their classmates better through conducting interviews with each other and then writing descriptive paragraphs about their partners.

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Student Information Bus

Back to School Creative Writing Bus Templates

Are looking for a new, unique, fun, and eye-catching idea for students to write an introduction about themselves? These school bus templates are a great back to school creative writing activity!

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Student Book Bag Templates

Back to School Book Bag Creative Writing Templates

This is a generic writing template that does not have a topic selected, so you can choose to use these backpack shaped templates for any Back to School writing activity that you choose.

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Meet the Stars of Our Classroom!

Back to School Creative Writing Templates Stars of the Classroom

The 5 writing topics in this extra large star shaped project are: My Family, My Favorite Subjects, My Hobbies/Interests, My Favorite Movies, Books, and T.V. Shows, and I Felt Like a Star.

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My Goals For This Year

My Goals for this School Year Pencil Writing Templates

It is helpful for students to set goals that they want to work towards during a new school year. These unique Back to School pencil templates measure 2.5 inches in width and 17.5 inches in height.

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All About Me Poems

All About Me Poem Pencil Templates

These pencil poetry templates will provide you with all of the teaching resources that you need for your students to write a fun introductory biography poem about themselves.

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Apple Writing Templates

Apple Shaped Creative Writing Templates and Worksheets

These apple writing templates will help you create an eye catching bulletin board display of your students' creative writing assignments. These templates measure 6.5 by 6.5 inches.

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Chalkboard Writing Worksheets

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Chalkboard Printable Worksheets for Language Arts

These chalkboard printable worksheets are perfect for a Back to School theme. There are separate worksheets designed especially for Grades 1 - 8.

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School Bus Worksheets

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Bus Printable Worksheets for Language Arts

Students will Hop on Board with creative writing using these printable worksheets that are perfect for a Back to School theme.

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Write All About It!

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Write All About It Pencil Printable Worksheets for Language Arts

These printable worksheets contain pencil and file folder graphics and would be appropriate for a wide range of creative writing topics.

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Family Tree Project

Family Tree Student Projects and Templates

Are you looking for a unique way for your students to create a family tree? Your students will be branching out to learn about the members of their family as they design their own family trees. This is a great project to do for Grandparents Day!

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The following projects can be used for
Roald Dahl's birthday on September 13:

The Enormous Crocodile


Roald Dahl Enormous Crocodile Lesson Plans Activity

The Enormous Crocodile Group Project: For this cooperative group project, students describe the four clever tricks that the Enormous Crocodile plans in order to eat the children in town.

Project Measurements:
Width = 37 inches Height = 12 inches

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Giraffe and the Pelly and Me


Roald Dahl The Giraffe and the Pelly and Me Lesson Plans Activity

The Giraffe and the Pelly and Me Group Project: Students work together to describe the Ladderless Window Cleaning Company, Billy, the Duke, and then write a poem together.

Project Measurements:
Width = 21 inches Height = 36 inches

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ESIO TROT


Roald Dahl Esio Trot Lesson Plans Activity

ESIO TROT Group Project: For this turtle shaped cooperative group project, students work together to describe Mr. Hoppy, Mrs. Silver, the problem, and the solution of the story.

Project Measurements:
Width = 26 inches Height = 16 inches

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ESIO TROT
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Charlie and the Chocolate Factory


Roald Dahl Charlie and the Chocolate Factory Lesson Plans Activity

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory Group Project: For this project, students work together to write descriptions and draw pictures about what happens to the four naughty children in the factory rooms.

Project Measurements:
Width = 22 inches Height = 20 inches

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Biography Newspaper Project

Biography NonFiction Book Report Newspaper Book Report Projects

Nonfiction Book Reports: Your students will enjoy being newspaper editors and writing articles, cartoons, and timelines about the life of Roald Dahl and the novels that he has written for children.

Project Measurements:
Width = 12 inches Height = 18 inches

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Character Body Book Report

Main Character Body Book Report Projects Fun and Creative Ideas

Your students will love designing large character body projects about Roald Dahl. Students choose adjectives that describe Roald Dahl and then write an essay about him, as well as his novels.

Project Measurements:
Width = 18+ inches Height = 18+ inches

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The following projects can be used for
Peace Day on September 21:

Peace Day Group Project

Peace Day Fun Group Projects and Activities For Students

Peace Group Project Creative Writing Templates

This set of Peace Day Lesson Plans contain a large group project using the 5 letters of the word "Peace. This project measures 28 inches x 9 inches after it has been assembled together.

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Peace Day Doves Templates

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Peace Day Rainbow Dove Creative Writing Templates

These unique dove templates for Peace Day will make an eye catching bulletin board display of your students creative writing assignments. There are left and right facing dove templates in this set.

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Peace Day Letters

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Peace Day Letter To President Stationery and Worksheets

For these Peace Day worksheets, students write a letter to the President, or a world leader, about the topic of world peace.

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Peace Day Poem

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Peace Day Acrostic Poem Globe Templates

Students write an acrostic poem with the letters that form the word P.E.A.C.E. Students use globe templates to complete the final drafts of their poems.

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The two sticker charts below can be used in assocation
with celebrating Cheese Pizza Day on September 5:

Reading Pizza Chart

Reading genre pizza incentive and sticker charts

Add pizzazz to your reading program with this delicious "genre pizza" that records the books that students have read.

This pizza chart encourages students to read 8 different genres of literature: fantasy, adventure, science fiction, realistic fiction, mystery, non-fiction, biography, and a free choice book.

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Pizza Multiplication Charts

Pizza Shaped Multiplication Incentive and Sticker Charts

Add pizzazz to your math program with these pizza incentive charts that help record learning multiplication facts.

These pizza shaped incentive charts will help you to encourage your students to master learning their times table facts. These math charts will help your students multiply with pizzazz!

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Back To School Powerpoint Lesson Plans

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Back To School Powerpoint Lesson Plan

This Back to School powerpoint lesson is designed for the first day of school and helps teachers to introduce school procedures, classroom rules, and their expectations to their students.

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Back To School Powerpoint


Parent Open House Powerpoint

Parent Open House Powerpoint Presentation

This Open House powerpoint lesson will help you introduce yourself, school day procedures, materials needed for class, school subjects, and homework to parents.

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Parent Open House Powerpoint





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