The day before school starts parents and students can come in to drop of their supplies and meet me. In order to keep it structured so kids are not just wondering around I created 3 stations for them to attend. This way they can see the most important parts of the classroom before the first day (coat rack, seats, cubbies). It also gives them something to do and it helps them organize their supplies so I don't have to do it on the first day of school.
This is editable so you can make is your own.