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.
Parent contact index cards sent home first day of school.students bring them back and place in a binder. The Wise & Witty Teacher: Freebies! Take this even further by using the back of the index cards to log all parent contact!
Hook Them from the First Day ... Tips for Back to School
People Bingo - Whole group activity - The kids have to find someone different to sign in each box and when they have a signature in every box they call out, "Bingo!" yESSSS people bingo, make those kids talk at each other
Free Multiple Intelligence test for kids - includes directions and a short video that explains how to administer it to your students. This looks like an interesting tool for finding and understanding students' strengths.