Going back to school can bring on a lot of different feelings. Help your students settle into your class by graphing their first day feelings with 14 feelings cards and a mini-poster for your easel or board. Afterwards, play a First Day Feelings Charades game. The instructions are included in this product.
Keep those first day jitters at bay with close reading passages and questions. Begin assessing your students' math abilities on the first day with addition review pages that have the students solving a coded message from you. The key is included for your convenience. I created this product to complement First Day Jitters by Julie Dannenburg. However, you can easily use these activities with your favorite first day book.
Most of all -- Have a GREAT first day of school!
Included in this set:
One full-page title for the class graph -- Our First Day Feelings
One full-page question -- What are your first day feelings?
14 feelings cards for your class graph
Teacher's Notes on How to Play the First Day Feelings Game
Recording Page for Feelings Word Game
Two data collection (tally marks) page and bar graph activity. One is blank for the feelings words you choose to graph. One has nervous, shy, thrilled and excited as feelings words to graph.
Two Writing Pages -- This Me on the First Day of School (one has a paragraph starter; one is blank)
Two Reflection Pages -- On the First Day of School and When I Come Back Tomorrow
One Page of Teacher Notes for Close Reading Passages
Five Close Reading Passages
Five Pages of Close Reading Questions for the Close Reading Passages
One Story Structure Writing Page
One Story Retell Writing Page
One Story Summary Writing Page
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