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9th, 10th, 11th, 12th


Science, Social Studies, English Language Arts, Visual and Performing Arts


30 minutes

Regional Focus



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Back to School Activities for High School

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May 23, 2024
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  • This bundle of writing prompts, calendar planning pages, goal planning sheets, a student survey, and coloring pages will be sure to get your students back into the swing of things this fall.

  • The materials can be customized, downloaded, or printed for use in the classroom or as homework assignments.

Accompanying Teaching Materials
Teaching Tips


  • The weekly planner pages may be great for visual learners to get organized and plan out their classes and schedules.

  • The bell ringers provide a chance for students to reflect on and evaluate their feelings.

Additional Prerequisites 

  • The sheets are available in black and white for easy printing or in color for digital use.


  • Project the bell ringers for all students to write about in their journals at the beginning of class.

  • Use the coloring pages as options for students to do quietly after tests or assignments have been completed.

  • Use the SMART goal pages to post around the room, encouraging students to think about attainable goals that can be completed during the semester.

  • The weekly planner pages can be shared with students for digital use to help them keep track of assignments and other due dates.

  • Have students come up with artistic representations for the eco-holidays that can be displayed as a gallery walk.

Scientist Notes

This resource does not have any specific science to review but has been developed by qualified educators and is recommended for teaching.


This resource addresses the listed standards. To fully meet standards, search for more related resources.

Supporting Standards

  • Science
    • ESS3: Earth and Human Activity
      • HS-ESS3-1. Construct an explanation based on evidence for how the availability of natural resources, occurrence of natural hazards, and changes in climate have influenced human activity.
  • English Language Arts
    • Writing (K-12)
      • W.NW.9-10.3 Write narratives to develop real or imagined experiences or events using effective technique, well-chosen details, and well-structured event sequences.

Note On Standards:

This lesson is aligned to SubjectToClimate standards. Review the aligned standards directly in the lesson plan document and teacher slideshow.

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