The first day can be scary for some students. This activity helps tem share and concur their fears. It's a great way to make them more comfortable and get them writing. Included is a copy of Judy Viorst poem The First Day of School. I do a close read of the poem, share my poem, and let them write their own using the included activity sheet. They can reflect at the end of the day or next day if their "What If's?" were founded. This activity can be adapted by reducing or increasing "What If's?"