Are you sick of doing the same thing every year on the first day of school? These 4 activities give you and the class a great opportunity to get to know each other more closely. The first activity lets the student give you information about them but also you get a chance to see how well they can write. Another activity is designed to get the students out of their seats and learn about each other. How many times have we heard that their friends are not in this class? This activity allows students to interact with different students. My favorite activity involves giving the students a test on the first day of school. The expression you will get from your students is priceless especially when you tell them that it will be their hardest test of the year. These activities are fresh and fun but most importantly it is a great launching pad for a positive classroom environment.