Getting to know your students can be awkward for you and for your students to get to know you. So I developed these activities you can do that are fun for you and your students for the first days of the school year for grades 4-8 level and any subject.
One of the activities for example is a 20 True and False Quiz you generate that are statements about the teacher. Students respond true or false to each statement. When students complete the "quiz", the teacher goes over their answers. Students really love getting to know personal things about their teacher like how many children they have, what kind of pets they have, their favorite hobby, etc. Then the teacher has students create their quiz for the teacher to take. It is a quick easy way to get to know your students.
There are three other activities included that I use that take very little prep and engage students. Some can be used for bulletin board ideas too. I am sure you will discover other interesting variations you can do with your students. Enjoy!