This fun first day challenge is perfect for morning work on the first day of school. Students list animals and foods that begin with the letters in the words, "First Day".
This is an excellent activity for morning work because it requires little to no instruction from the teacher so that the teacher is able to greet other students and/or parents on that busy first day.
Students know their food and they know their animals, so why not give them a challenge to "show what they know" from the very beginning? Students are excited that they are able to independently complete the first assignment of the school year without the teacher's help!