On the first day of school I write my kids a letter telling about myself, and then their task is to write a letter back to me. It gives the kids something simple to do while I deal with parents, school supplies and any other first day hiccups. The letters
Includes first days' lesson plans! This website has a helpful list of must-have procedures to go over with students on the first few days of school. The list is thorough and it's important to teach these procedures for an efficient classroom.