Saturday, July 27, 2013

First Day Plans

Back to School Plans

I am so drooling over all of the cute and effective classroom decor pictures that are popping up on blogs and Instagram accounts everywhere! My room is still not ready, but they are getting oh so close to being done! The last time I went by, they had the porch to finish as well as some electric and plumbing things to complete. I start back to work on August 2nd with the kiddos starting on the 7th so time is winding down. Not to mention that I am presenting at a back to school PD session for my county in a few days. So between now and the first day of school...THERE IS SO MUCH TO DO!! I am not allowing myself to enter panic mode. Not yet....

Since I am still lacking a classroom, I have been spending the last few days trying to get ready for those first days of school. This year, we will not have a full week when we start back. We will see the kiddos Thursday and Friday and then its the weekend! Whoo! With the new schedule in mind, I have spent a lot of time going over routines and procedures for the first few days without really jumping into any content related. I like the idea of getting to spend several days building a positive foundation with my kiddos. 

I have had several requests for what my first day plans look like so I thought I would share them with you! I tried to explain a little bit on each one and attach links to the activities that I listed. I hope that you find these useful. Here is day one!

Procedures Checklist- Katie Jones
Find a Friend- Abby @ The Inspired Apple
First Day Jitters Prompt- Anna @ Crazy for First Grade
First Day Jitters Poem- Abby @ The Inspired Apple
Post-It Activity- Mrs. Robinson @ Mrs. Robinson's Class Blog
How Do You Like To Learn- Anna @ Crazy for First Grade
How I Spent My Summer Vacation- Mrs. Monroe @ School is a Happy Place
Editable Transportation Bag Tags- Miss Nelson @ Run Miss Nelson's Got The Camera 

Please feel free to contact me if you have questions about anything! Be sure to click on the links listed above to be taken to the activity documents. 

Have a great weekend! I am headed out to take a Pilates class and have a GNO with my workout buddies!


  1. We (teachers at my school) also stand at the door to greet students as they enter. It's a great way to start the day!

  2. Thanks so much for linking up! I LOVE checking out all the activities you've planned for the first day!

    Primary Punch


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