First impressions are critically important in life, and for teachers, the first day of school can set a tone for the classroom. Please note: While these cards have an ELA focus, the questions can easily be customized for other courses. These student information cards are part of a larger plan (also included) for the first day of school. It's important to show the students that learning is the first priority. By following this plan, your students will understand that you are organized and serious about helping them learn. Other benefits of using these cards include: you can take attendance from day 1 without having to call roll orally and risk mis-pronouncing student names, you can learn and practice students' names while they are working on other activities, you can use the blank side of the cards for quick student documentation, and more. The file includes a customizable (Word) and PDF template of the student information cards and the teacher plan. By adding just a few notes to the teacher plan, you're ready for the first day of school. The teacher plan also provides some ideas for the first learning activity that can be started on that first day so there is absolutely no down time. Thanks for considering and have a great day!