This is a GREAT list of procedures to teach at the beginning of the year. Many of these are things teachers don't think about teaching.
Making Memories in __ Grade. Now this, THIS is a cool idea classroomcollective: Making Memories in __ Grade. “Write down anything you want the class to remember this school year. We will read the papers throughout the last week of school. (Started the first week of school. This jar is jam-packed full and we still have a few more weeks left!)
Flip TEN-Fun addition card game from Guided Math! Kids line up cards in four rows of five. Then, they flip two cards over. If the sum of the two cards equals 10, they keep the cards and replace the cards with two more from the deck. The game ends when there are no more matches left. Great for the start of the year in ANY grade! Finding friendly numbers is a skill ALL kids need to practice! - math center