Getting to know students and encouraging students to be excited about the year ahead are two important parts of the first days of school. These activities are designed to do both! Use all of these activities together, pick and choose the ones you like, or allow students to decide which ones they want to do. Place the completed ones in a folder or box and stash it away in a safe location so you can pull them out at the end of the year. Your students will love seeing what they wrote during those early days!