I can't believe teacher's are back to school tomorrow and kiddos are back next week. How the summer flies by. Unfortunately my school is still under construction so I haven't even been in yet to set anything up, which is kinda making me crazy! But I suppose it will all get done somehow. I can't wait to post pictures once I get everything organized.
For now, I will post some of my first day ideas;
The Kissing Hand (of course) Audrey Penn- I do an art activity with this book
The Night Before First Grade Natasha Wing
Have You Filled a Bucket Today Carol McCloud
The Little Engine that Could
Here is a website that has a complete list:
I like to do a tour of the classroom and the school, and have a book made up with all of the admin, and staff, so that the students get to know some of the faces and names.
We usually play a name game and go through classroom rules, and first day procedures.
A self portrait or about me book if there is time, which there never is ;)
We usually start putting some of our supplies in their places, which is a tormenting but necessary procedure. I have labels with the students names on them pre-made so they usually go nuts with the labels while I try to sort everything else.
I try and take a picture of each child for their memory book at the end of the year.
Good luck on your first day!