Do you need a first day of school activity that will motivate your children to do their best? Do you also want to build routines into your students that will focus them and help them be ready to learn? This is a mini lesson that I teach the first day of school, but really it can be done the first two weeks of school. Using Notre Dame's famous saying Play Like A Champion Today this mini-lesson will help students to Learn Like a Champion. This includes several versions of Learn Like a Champion Today Posters that you can put on your classroom door. It also has a behavior contract that students can sign saying how they are going to learn like a champion this school year. It also includes bookmarks that list some learning champion behaviors. I have also included some links to YouTube Videos that I use to help to prepare my lesson and that I use during the lesson. This lesson goes beyond the first day of school and can carry you through to the end of the year.