Back to School Resources for K-2


Back to School Resources for K-2

Hey, y'all. In between episodes of Schitt's Creek, I've been working on some new resources for back to school. This upcoming school year has so many unknowns that's it's important we're prepared for anything. 

First, head over to TPT or Boom Learning to grab these free ten frame Boom cards. Students click and drag the suns to make the number on the left. 


And be sure to grab these parts of speech Boom cards. Students read the word and click on the correct flower to show if it's a noun, verb, or adjective. 


For the little guys, recognizing alphabet letters and what comes next is super important. These fall bakery missing letter Boom cards will pair wonderfully with your pumpkin spice latte when the weather starts to get a little cooler. Students read the letters on the pumpkin and apple cookies, then click and drag the letter that comes next to the empty cookie. Students work on letter identification and alphabetical order. Audio directions are included on the first slide. 


My students love to play hide and seek pocket chart games. Simply put the shapes cards your kids are learning in a pocket chart and slide the alien behind one of the shapes. Students take turns naming the shapes until someone finds the alien. Oh, and it's a freebie you can find here. This freebie can be used for all elementary grades. Just use the ones your students need. 


Before school starts, I like to get the kids' things color coordinated and labeled. That's where these labels come in handy. These labels are easy to print on mailing labels and include options for every (elementary) subject for both notebooks and folders. 


If you're meeting in person, you can help your kindergarten and pre-k students practice one-to-one correspondence and counting to 10 with these free back to school ten frames. You can laminate them and have students fill up the ten frames with play dough balls, or you can use mini erasers. 


And get your kindergarteners and first graders warmed up for math time with some fun and funny math journal prompts. Includes addition and subtraction problems and some open-ended options. These are super easy to use and were a favorite of my kindergarten kiddos. These could also be sent home in students' notebooks for independent practice for homework or distance learning days. 


This school year has so many unknowns. Being prepared for both in-person and online learning or distance learning is so important. Hopefully, this post gave you some ideas for your class this year and a few freebies you love to get you started. 

I'm always adding new resources to my store, so check back soon for more new ideas. Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful week. 

Stay cozy,


  1. Good Morning,
    Do you have any recommendations for document annotation app for ipads? Our district will be distribtuting them to K-2 students. I used Kami extension for Chrome books during spring shut down, but we won't be getting Chrome books for kindergarten.

  2. I haven't used a markup tool for iPads personally. Our district doesn't support iPads. However a quick Google search turned up several options. I wish I could offer suggestions on which is best, but I just don't have enough experience with it. Sorry.