The first day of school is full of questions for students. Who is in my class? Where do I put my stuff? What do I do when I get there?
When I taught fifth grade, I handed each student this small checklist to help them ease into the room and find their way with a little independence.
I would collect the tickets and hold a drawing at the end of the day for a few nice school supplies, things they might not have purchased, like a book sock or a protractor or a highlighter. They always loved it.
The file is in MS Word format so that you can edit it to suit your needs. I hope this idea is helpful to you!