Each year I carefully plan the activities for the first days of school to make them not only productive days, fun days, but also days that makes everyone want to return tomorrow! (Me included)
I have started the school year with many different themes. This year I plan to start the year with one of my favorites, Chrysanthemum by Kevin Henkes.
Following are my lesson plans for my first 5 days of school. *Note I have the first day twice because we have students A-L on day one and then repeat day one with M-Z before having the entire group for everyone's day 2. (My actual 3rd day of teaching). Confused? Well it works terrific!