It's a Brand New Year!!!!!
The first day of school is the perfect time to start building a classroom community. This lesson plan includes two perfect first days of school activities!
First activity: Creating a classroom behaviors and expectations contract through whole class and small group discussion.
Second activity: "Define Yourself" sentence strips. Create a bulletin board for your classroom by having each student and YOURSELF write a dictionary definition of their name. Use this activity to introduce yourself and have students introduce themselves. Great activity to repeat at the end of the year to demonstrate how much you and your students have changed.
Lesson plan also includes a sample letter home to parents/guardians.