30 different activities for the first day of school to help your students think, analyze, and write about themselves. Students will write about their best friend, their biggest fear, and their happiest moment. And, describe what is the same and different between their teacher and themselves, their bedroom and the classroom, the school bus and their family car. And, use similes to describe their babysitter, their aunt’s hair, and their uncle’s hand. And, list their favorite color, candy, chip and bug. And, describe their first day from A to Z. And, write a letter to you about their first day, its frustrations and surprises, what they learned, and a question they want to ask you.
Thinking. Analyzing. Writing. Lots of challenges to engage your students on their first day while meeting Common Core writing standards. Take a look at the Preview to see several of these activities. [This packet is also labelled: “First Day of School: All About Me”]