Tuesday, September 4, 2012

First Day Activities

My students come in tomorrow for their first day.  I should be getting ready for bed...not writing a blog post!  I'm very tired after a day of meetings and finishing up my classroom.  But, I wanted to share what I decided to do as a quick opening activity tomorrow.  Each student in my homeroom will have to tell me 1 thing about their self.  What they tell me will depend on what they roll using the dice on my Smartboard.

The large die on the bottom is an interactive one.  Students will come up to the Smartboard, roll the die (by tapping it), and then share something depending on what they rolled.  You can get the Notebook file in my stores: TpT or TN.  It is a short activity, but I only have an hour with my homeroom tomorrow and I have to give out and explain a lot of forms.  I also need to assign lockers in that time.  I found this cute worksheet for them to fill out if we have any free time tomorrow or when I'm collecting all of the forms on Thursday.

I think it's very cute and simple enough.  I like the idea of having them trace their hand on the back and then see if it grew in June.  You can download the worksheet here.

Hope you all have/had a great first day with your students!


  1. Hi..I am an 8th year teacher, but a first year math teacher. Love your blog, ideas and energy and am really looking forward to more posts!!

    1. Thanks so much! Sorry I wasn't around all year! I'm back though!

    2. Your blog is awesome! I'm so excited I stumbled across it! I teach 7th & 8th grade math, so your ideas are right up my alley!

  2. I am a student and I found your website and I printed this sheet and I seriously love your site!! Keep posting!! :)