Are you feeling stressed out with all that you need to do already? I have ELA and math lessons for those first few days that your students will enjoy. Everything that you need to do and say is on my 32 slide PowerPoint presentation. Students will go home with a finished product (their name cube). You can take six grades for the week from this unit, as well. Your GT students will love the problem solving with a Rubik's cube activity.
Your students will also learn all of the attributes of a cube. I hope this will help you with your first week back!