One of my favorite parts of the new school year is setting up the classroom! I love spending time organizing, crafting, etc. But I quickly learned that having the most adorable classroom does not make for a well-run classroom! It’s the first days of school that set your year up for success! I wanted to share with you my first-week lesson plans because I know that it can sometimes be the hardest week to plan!
It’s hard to plan the first week because you need to be teaching all your routines and procedures and you’re not quite ready to dive into the curriculum. I have used the plans pretty much for the last 3 years! I always like to add new books and activities, but it overall stays the same.
Here’s a look at the first week of school…
First Days of School Powerpoint
First Week of School Activities
I shared about the toothpaste, bandage, and saving Sam activity in this post here.
Read about how we set up my class vision here.
Consensograms are one of my favorite ways to get kids up and moving the first days while learning about your students. It’s similar to scoot, where kids rotate around the room. I give each student a set of stickers and send one group of kids to each chart. They read the chart and place their sticker accordingly. Then on my signal, they rotate to the next chart until they’ve placed a sticker on every chart.
Free Printables to use during the first week:
The All About Me banner is a great way to get to know your students and it’s a great independent activity for your students to work on while your organizing student supplies!
Math About My Teacher is a great way to assess your students’ number sense plus students love learning about their teacher!
Grab your copy of the All About Me Banner and the completely editable Math About My Teacher for free here!