September Lesson Plans for Any Elementary Classroom

Does your school go back in August or September? Either way, it can be tricky getting back into the planning swing after a few months of downtime.

So here are some September lesson plans to help ease you into the school year!

Ease into the new school year planning flow with this low to no prep September Lesson Plan Pack. With 12 activities, it makes coming up with ideas for ELA, math, and science super simple. This fun pack will keep your students busy and your planners full with topics ranging from Community Helpers to Back To School and beyond. 

September Literacy Activities

Kick-off each week with a new interactive story using the September Adapted Piece Book Set. This set turns popular September-themed books into a unique reading experience to help students with comprehension, fluency, and attention to task. Titles include There Was An Old Lady Who Swallowed Some Leaves, The Biggest Apple Ever, Officer Buckle and Gloria, and more! 

With this download and just a bit of prepping (I promise- it’s not too much. Check out the video – it’s once and done!), you’ll have interactive literacy resources that you can use again and again. 

Spark excitement in small group literacy time from the start of the school year with the September Adapted Books. These leveled downloads can be printed or used digitally. The interactive nature of these stories will entice even non-literacy lovers to participate and work towards comprehension and fluency goals. Titles include The Apple Life Cycle, On the Farm, Labor Day, Fall/Autumn, and more! Check out the inside of our Community Helpers Reader (not included in the September bundle) above.

The September Digital Writing Prompt Task Cards won’t just promote creative writing skills in the classroom but also multi-approach learning. So print the prompts on sticker labels, project them onto the whiteboard or create a card ring for center time. Students can even utilize them digitally with Google Slides (big fans over here!) to express themselves through writing. And yes- there’s even a prompt for National Chocolate Milkshake Day! 

Lapbooks are great for unit studies- and this one is perfect for September! If you introduce an apple study, you’ll want to grab this Life Cycle of an Apple Lapbook. It has ten different foldables, is differentiated for various learning levels, and is brimming with apple facts and vocabulary. Then, you can also use the Life Cycle of an Apple Adapted Book as a lesson enhancement. 

September Directed Activities

If you’re a fan of cooking in the classroom, introduce it right off the bat with the September Visual Recipes Bundle. Students will practice life skills while cooking up their very own breakfast parfaits, fruity pebble sushi, cheesecake salad, funfetti dip, and chocolate oranges. In addition, this resource includes step-by-step recipe instructions to boost student independence and confidence. 

Acknowledge the change in season and welcome Fall with Autumn Directed Drawings. With these step-by-step directed drawings, you can bring visual motor practice into the classroom and are great for center time and independent work! Students can create their masterpieces following prompts to draw acorns, apples, owls, leaves, and a slew of other fall-themed items. 

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September Digital Activities

September is the perfect time to review the basics. Sprinkle some fun on your review lessons by going digital with our Google Slide Activities. 

Practice counting from 0-12 with the Counting Apples Video Activity

Work some letter practice into your September center time routine with the Apple Alphabet Letters Digital Activity.

Lastly, offer multiplication practice with the Solving Multiplication Problems Digital Activity

Do you start the school year in August or September? Tell us in the comments!




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