Read & Find - First Day of School Printable

Read & Find - First Day of School Printable (Classroom Freebies)

Giving students an easy, independent activity to start as soon as they arrive on the first day of school is a great way to calm their nerves. It also allows you to focus on greeting new students and g

The bell rings and the students come pouring in to the first day of school. Excitement and a bit of chaos fill the air as well as some nervous anticipation – not just from the students but al…

What NOT to Do the First Day of School

The first day of school sets the tone for the whole year. Here's 10 things you DON'T want to do. Great back-to-school advice for teacheres

This freebie is great for first days of school and star students.  I will be using this on the first day and then displaying on a bulletin board.  Have fun!

All About Me Pennant

This freebie is great for first days of school and star students. I will be using this on the first day and then displaying on a bulletin board.

Most teachers, I’m sure, make sure to leave time during the first class to take student questions, primarily about the syllabus and the shape of the course ahead. But it’s worth underlining the importance of student involvement right from the start, letting them know that your desire to hear their questions and concerns is not just a superficial courtesy (“Any questions? OK then…). Here’s a way to encourage students to take ownership of the course. After a brief introduction, distribute the…

First day of class: Meet Your Teacher

Most teachers, I’m sure, make sure to leave time during the first class to take student questions, primarily about the syllabus and the shape of the course ahead. But it’s worth underlining the importance of student involvement right from the start, letti

What to realistically plan on the first day of kindergarten!  Great article for teachers to plan the first day of school.

What To Plan on The First Day of Kindergarten

Poems are the best way to welcome students to a brand new year!  Includes 7 poems in color & b/w and the Golden Rule!  Also included are 3 writing activities/responses with 4 different kinds of paper to differentiate for your students and two contracts (for two poems) for the students to sign.  I use every single one of these poems at the beginning of the school year!

Back to School Poems, Beginning of the Year Poems, First Week Day of School

Grades K-1: First-Day Projects We are "can-do"ers!  Great first week project for after school.  Pair with a growth mindset story?

Grades K-1: First-Day Projects

Perseverance Grades First-Day Projects We are "can-do"ers! Great first week project for after school. Pair with a growth mindset story?

The first day of school is important for setting the tone with your class. Here are simple classroom activities for the first day of school!

Simple Classroom Activities for the First Day of School

Check out these simple classroom activities for the first day of school! These will help new teachers prepare for those important first hours with students.

First Day of Class Activities that Create a Climate for Learning

First Day of Class Activities that Create a Climate for Learning

There’s no discounting the importance of the first day of class. Here are a few novel activities for making the most of that first day.

*Updated June 2016* This First Day Jitters book companion packet for the book First Day Jitters by Julie Dannenberg is perfect to use on the first day and the first weeks of school. It is common core aligned, includes primary lined & solid lined copies for lower/upper grade use, and is available in color and black white.

First Day Jitters Activities, Back to School Activities, First Day of School

*Updated June This First Day Jitters book companion packet for the book First Day Jitters by Julie Dannenberg is perfect to use on the first day and the first weeks of school. It is common core aligned, includes primary lined & solid lined copies fo

First day of kindergarten!Its the first day! What do I do?!  Whether its our first or fifteenth time teaching kindergarten, we ask ourselves this question every year!  After many years of tweaking my own first day plans, I have put together this easy-to-use pack of detailed, and most importantly, realistic first day of school lesson plans and activities that are suitable for the first day of kindergarten wherever you teach.

First Day of Kindergarten | First Day of School

First day of kindergarten! It& the first day of school! Whether it& our first or fifteenth time teaching kindergarten, we ask ourselves this question every year! After many years of tweaking my own first day plans, I have put together

First Day of Kindergarten - A teacher's letter to her students: The Kindergarten Connection

Your First Day of Kindergarten (A Letter to my Students

A heartfelt letter from a teacher to her students on their first day of Kindergarten. What is REALLY the important thing about Kindergarten?

What a great first day first week activity. By introducing global education on the first day of school, you set the precedent for the rest of the year. What a fun way to learn and help all students realize that across the world kids just like them are experiencing first day of school excitement and jitters.

School Around the World: The First Day's Traditions and Customs

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