Today was my first day back to school as a teacher. Our first day with students is on Monday, so I'm gearing up.
I'm thinking of doing an "All About Me" poster with the kids. We'll take pictures of them and have them write or draw about things they like and hang them up. Art activities seem to be a good place to start with kids.
We'll also be making a "Good Choices" board (thanks to my mentor teacher for the idea!) after a discussion about making good and bad choices. I'm hoping this will be a way to facilitate a discussion about my expectations without lecturing. You know like, "giving a hi-five is a good choice, punching is a bad choice." Ha. Special education is always (thank goodness) an adventure.
Here are some other great first day activity ideas: Kid Activities
I'm looking for some good learning type music to play for the kids. Ideas?
And because every teacher, parent, and student needs a good laugh: Happy Place