Back to School Unit for Special Education Rules Expectations and Feelings


Total Pages 126 pages plus 14 google slides
Answer Key Included
Teaching Duration 1 Week


This back to school unit reviews some of the rules, expectations, and feelings about returning to school.


This back to school unit is brand new with updated activities!!


This week-long unit has 5 individual and multiple group activities you can do during the first week of school.


There are 2 books with simple text and engaging photos that you can edit to fit your school’s rules and expectations. They both come in a PowerPoint format and an mp4 movie version.

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*****This unit has printable AND digital activities. There are 2 sets of slides, one of which is differentiated with color that is perfect for any learning level.



Back to school unit includes:


⭐ This unit comes in 2 complete files. One is in color and one is in black and white.


In the zipped folder you will find:


  • 5 day lesson plans
  • Back to school activities in color
  • Back to school activities in black and white
  • Voice-recorded PowerPoint show
  • Welcome Back book (PowerPoint) to use with activities
  • It’s going to be a GREAT year! book (PowerPoint) to use with activities
  • Links and directions to digital activities


Back to School activities:


  • Group activities
    • Vocabulary games
    • Structured walks
    • Bingo
  • Individual activities
    • Circle map on rules and expectations (includes digital version)
    • Sorting appropriate behaviors (includes digital version)
    • Writing prompt on hopes for the year (includes digital version)
    • Circle map on feelings (includes digital version)
    • Writing prompt on how student is feeling (includes digital version)


I found teaching social skills in a structured, safe environment with a deliberate and detailed lesson plan, made it more likely that my students would then utilize those skills in the natural setting. I hope you find this material helpful and detailed enough to make those first crazy weeks of school a little bit easier.


Make sure to take a look at the preview. It walks through the entire unit in detail.