First Days of School

Tips, strategies, and activities for creating a caring classroom, right from the first day of school! This is a link up, so you'll be seeing more ideas and strategies added in the coming days!

Use with Chrysanthemum...First days of school

8 activities to do on the first days of school.

The Daily Alphabet: A Little Bit of AMSTI and some freebies!!

manners first days of school

First week of school activity

This is the way my teacher writes my name. This is the way I write my name. Kindergarten Smiles: First Two Days of School in Kindergarten

activities for the first day/week of school

Good book for the beginning of school year. Chalk Talk: A Kindergarten Blog: back to school

First Days of School

Mega Word Work Freebie

Ideas for the first days of school

Initial Letter Name Activity and Bulletin Board – Prek – K


Have a student sit on chair in front of white board and have others write a positive phrase about them, then take a picture. Don't let them see it...till they get the photo! Such a great end of the year activity or for those days when students are using unkind words about one another.

This idea is so smart and simple, I'm ashamed I didn't come up with it first. =] "This is one of my FAVORITE classroom management tools!! It can be soooo time consuming to answer the questions...Can we use markers?, Do we turn this in?, Is this a talking activity? I love using these assignment choice signs to answer those questions without me doing the work. Once I give directions for an activity, I quickly place checks and X's by the cards and my students know exactly where to look for ...

Third Grade Thinkers: First Day of School Quick Write Activity