First Day Questionnaire
Once I get the room to myself, I introduce myself and tell them a couple silly stories about my summer and read First Day Jitters. Then we start working on our procedures and routines, which has always been my least favorite part of the day, because I've found it to be a little boring. No matter how funny I try to be or how interesting I try to make it, I can typically see my students' eyes start glazing over. I've learned that it helps to discuss a few routines and then do a short activity to wake my class up and then go back to the routines. This will be the first time I've had a Smartboard at the beginning of the year, so I've made a Smartboard lesson for teaching rules and routines. I think this will help make it a little more fun for students, and I've added several interactive slides to help keep students' attention. I've posted this on TpT, and you can click on the link to see a full preview.
First Day Procedures
I'll be sharing some of the fun ice breaker activities we do at the first of next week, so be sure to check it out!