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First Day Ideas!
   
 
Idea Title Grade Description
Give Them Ownership
1-6
Start the year off right by giving everyone a job!
Welcome Back Sack
K-6
A fun way to welcome your students back to school!
Appreciation Letter to Former Teacher
2-6
Excellent first day activity which also serves as an informal assessment tool in writing
Morning Routine
K-6
Setting these expectations right from the start promises to get each and every morning off to a great start!
Create a "Welcome" Brochure
K-6
A tri-fold brochure contains the information you need to get to parents at the beginning of the year.
"Back to School Night" Scavenger Hunt
K-6
Help kids and their parents become acquainted with your classroom!
Class Name Bingo with a Twist!
2-6
A bingo game where many kids win at the same time!
Letters From Last Year's Class
2-6
From one class to the next - letters of advice
Postcards Sent Home Prior to School Starting
K-6
Make a great first impression even before the school year starts!
Writing Sample
K-6
A simple sample at the beginning of the year, helps to show the progress made by the end of the year!
Finding my Teammates!
2-6
A fun activity for students while you are greeting others at the door!
First Day Advice in a Nutshell!
K-6
3 pieces of advice that will help your first day run smoothly.
"Guess Who ?" Cards
K-6
Students will see how much they have in common as they guess who the card belongs to!
ABC Book
3-6
The concept of alliteration shines through with this first day activity! An easy way to get students working through the writing process.
Post Cards to Help Master Basic Skills
1
A postcard sent during the summer will help prepare children for the first day of school.
Beat the Clock
4-6
A team-building activity that is great for the first day of school and throughout the year
Class Mascot and Motto
K-6
Ideas for a class mascot and motto that's sure to unify your classroom.
Brown Bag It!
K-6
A great way for students to get to know one another!
Puzzled About a New Year?
2-6
Students share about themselves and find that they really can "fit in."
Self-Portraits
K-6
Compare the first of the year to the last with self-drawn pictures.
 
 
 
   
 
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