August 30th, 2023 by Angélique Toque

Back-to-School Templates to Kickstart new School Year

The Back-to-School season is just around the corner, and that means it’s time to start planning and organizing classroom activities. In this article, we’ll explore a bunch of free templates we’ve made for teachers that will help you kickstart the school year with enthusiasm and efficiency – and most importantly, save time! 

All of these templates can be found within the Explain Everything app (available on iOS, Android and as a standalone web app). If you haven’t created a free account yet, start here. Happy reading! 

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Meet the Teacher template

Introduce yourself to your students and their parents in a warm and welcoming way with our “Meet the Teacher” template. This customizable template allows you to share important information about yourself, your teaching philosophy, contact details, and classroom policies. Making a strong first impression has never been easier!

Daily Planner template for teachers 

Well-planned lessons enable teachers to make the most of the time they have with their students. Use this free template to focus on delivering meaningful content, engaging activities, and effective assessments to enhance student learning outcomes. Something as seemingly simple as a daily planner can help you avoid feeling overwhelmed and stressed throughout the week.

Lesson Plan template for teachers 

Start off your lesson with a little icebreaker. Lesson plan templates bring structure, efficiency, and clarity to the lesson planning process, enabling teachers to deliver effective and engaging instruction that aligns with educational goals and standards.

Letter Tracing template

A letter tracing template is a helpful resource for early learners, especially those in preschool or kindergarten, to practice and improve their handwriting skills. The guided lines for tracing will help children learn all of the letters of the alphabet, both uppercase and lowercase.

Multiplication Charts 

A multiplication chart is a versatile tool that can be used in various ways to support students’ understanding and mastery of multiplication. It serves as a visual aid and reinforces the patterns in multiplication, making it an essential resource for teaching this fundamental mathematical skill.

  • Print the multiplication chart template or display it digitally for the students to see.
  • Use the chart to demonstrate the concept of multiplication and explain how to read the chart (e.g., multiplying 4 by 7, locate the row for 4 and the column for 7, the intersection is 28).
  • Encourage students to practice using the chart to find multiplication facts and check their answers.
  • Provide opportunities for students to fill in missing values on a blank version of the chart as an interactive exercise.

Color Theory Template

Color theory is the study of how colors interact, blend, and influence each other in various contexts. It plays a significant role in art, design, and visual communication, helping us understand how to use colors effectively to convey emotions, create harmony, and evoke specific reactions.

To Do List 

A to do list is a simple yet powerful solution anyone can use to organize any and all aspects of our lives. Use this free template to prioritize your workload, manage time effectively and ensure that essential tasks are not overlooked. You can easily customize this To Do List template within the whiteboard, or turn it into printable worksheets – all directly from the Explain Everything app. 

Eat the Rainbow 

“Eat the Rainbow” is a fun and educational concept to encourage students to eat a variety of colorful fruits and vegetables and promote a balanced and nutritious diet.

Use this activity template to open a discussion on the importance of healthy eating and nutrition. This template can be printed and distributed to students in the classroom or as a homework assignment.

Weekly Review template

A weekly review template can help you reflect on your accomplishments, challenges, and progress throughout the week. It enables us to identify areas for improvement and plan for the upcoming week more effectively. Here’s a sample weekly review template both for teaching purposes and personal use.

Free templates for teachers

With these free templates at your disposal, you’re all set to start the new school year on the right foot. So enter it with confidence, and let these templates be your helpers for a more successful Back-to-School season. Happy teaching!

Do you find our free teaching templates for the Back-to-School season useful? Feel free to share them with your colleagues via email or social media.