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First Days of School

Teacher Notes

On the first day of school have your students write down their learning objectives for the year.  Save them (online or on paper). Periodically during the year (I suggest holiday times) have them review them. See: My Resolutions/Reflections page

My Goals page

I had my students fill out interest surveys so I was able to find out about their passions and skills (art, music, dance, technology, athletics...) You might do a "Who am I?" assignment.

Start building community in the classroom by having your students with your assistance develop classroom expectations.

 My Classroom & Behavior Management page

Building Community in the Classroom page

Teaching Ideas - First Day

Back to School with iPads:
5 Steps for the First 5 Days @brholland

5 Edmodo Activities for the First Day of School

8 First Day of School Activities

10 Creative Ways to Introduce Yourself to Your Students

10 Things New Teachers Should Do for the First Day of School

26 Questions to Ask Students in The First Week of School

101 Things You Can Do
in the First Three Weeks of Class

How Do You Motivate Middle School Students by Inspiring Teachers to Think Outside the Box on the First Day of School? | ASCD Inservice

How To Tackle Digital Citizenship During The First 5 Days Of School - Edudemic

Finnish Teachers Opt for Less Structured Start of School Year


Before school started I would send home a letter (snail mail in my day) introducing myself.  Good idea to also send post cards to each of your incoming students.

My Beginning of the Year Parent Questionnaire

Advice for the 1st Day of School | 4 O'Clock Faculty

On the Very First Day |@pernilleripp

On Opening Day | 4 O'Clock Faculty

Activities for the 1st Day of School | 4 O'Clock Faculty

Planning for Your First Day at School | Getting Ready for Back to School

First Week of School--anything but boring

Loads of #funfacts in 1st days of school

What Are You Reading To Your Students on the First Day of School

The Kissing Hand - ideas and printables to match this book! - First Day of School Read Aloud

1st Day of School: Inspire, Support, & Beat the Boredom  Catlin Tucker

Preparing for the 1st Day Mrs. Walker

Take Five: Making Sure the First Day of School Goes Smoothly

Education World: Principals Offer Opening-Day Tips

Fresh Ideas for Opening Day

Culture-Building First Day of School Activities

The First Day of Class

My Back to School - Icebreakers Page

My Orientation to Your School Page

My 100th Day of School Page