September Activities for Elementary Students (Grades 1-5) in 2023

If you’re looking for September activities for your elementary students, then you’ve found the right place! This post will share some of the best resources for teaching and celebrating some popular holidays and events in September. Learn all about the September activities for elementary students below!

September Literacy Activities

Below are some reading and writing activities that are perfect for the month of September.

September Reading Activities

Learn about the book companion and graphic organizer resources below.

September Read Alouds

There are tons of great read alouds for the month of September. We offer book companion resources that are part of my Starts With a Story collection that pair perfectly with these children’s books. Each of these resources include reading comprehension questions, writing prompts, SEL lesson ideas, printable and digital students activities, and much more. Check out the list of read alouds below!

Reading Graphic Organizer Activities

The reading graphic organizer resources below can be used with any book related to each of their topics. The best part is that the graphic organizer templates can be used over and over again because of their open-ended nature. Learn more about them below!

apples reading graphic organizersleaves reading graphic organizersback to school reading graphic organizers
friendship reading graphic organizersSeptember graphic organizersreading graphic organizers for any book

September Writing Activities

Learn about the writing resources for September below.

Writing Prompt Activities

The September writing prompts are available by themselves or as part of a monthly writing prompt bundle. It includes 10 different genres of writing: creative, informative, opinion, narrative, procedural, descriptive, review, persuasive, poetry, and letter writing. They offer fun and engaging writing activities that will motivate your students to practice their writing skills and inspire a love of writing. Learn more about them below.

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Writing Assessments

At the beginning of the school year, you’ll want to capture a snapshot of your students’ current writing abilities. This will help you measure each student’s growth throughout the school year. It’s great for sharing with families at conferences. This fall writing resource is available by itself or as part of a year long bundle. Learn more about it below!

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September Math Activities

Below are some math activities that are perfect for the month of September.

September Math Word Problems

These September word problems are each part of larger year-long collections. Learn more about your grade level by selecting it below.

1st Grade September Word Problems2nd Grade September Word Problems
3rd Grade September Word Problems4th Grade September Word Problems5th Grade September Word Problems

September Spiral Review Worksheets

Spiral review is the idea that, after introducing and teaching a foundational concept or skill, students continue to practice it regularly throughout the school year in order to maintain what they have learned. It is also known as the spiral learning method, spiral approach or spiral instruction. It is an integral part of every 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade classroom.

Check out these September-themed spiral review activities that are part of larger resources. Select your grade level below!

1st grade math spiral review worksheets as homework for the entire year2nd grade September spiral review activities
3rd grade September spiral review activities4th grade September spiral review activities5th grade September spiral review activities

September Social Studies Activities

Constitution Day is always on September 17th. In the past, I scrambled to find something to fulfill my obligation as Constitution Day ALWAYS snuck up on me. Here you are busy teaching things like ALL the classroom procedures and routines to make the year run smoothly when suddenly you must switch gears and cover a civics topic out of the blue.

Knowing this was the case for so many public school teachers, I decided to plan ahead and created something purposeful and differentiated for a spectrum of grade levels. I am happy to say I not only fulfilled the obligation to teach about the Constitution, but to actually do so in an engaging, meaningful way by including Constitution Day Activities that are appropriate for elementary school students. 

We hope you found these September activities for elementary students helpful!

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