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What Kind of Teacher Do You Want? First Day Activity Anchor Chart - Great way of getting to know a little bit more on the Students wishes.

from Faculty Focus | Higher Ed Teaching & Learning

Five Things to Do on the First Day of Class

The first day of class is the time for introductions, and the content should be among those things introduced. A bit of content show-and-tell to demonstrate why the course matters.

from ELA in the middle

A variety of ways to greet students

Great ideas for what to do on your first day of class.

from eHow

Fun First Day of Class Ideas for High School

Fun First Day of Class Ideas for High School | eHow


Great Morning Meeting Get To Know You/Ice Breaker game for 1st week of school.


Lots of ideas for activities to settle students into a new class in the first day or week


This is a big puzzle piece for students to fill in as a get to know you activity for the first day of school. All students are an important piece of the puzzle!

from Faculty Focus | Higher Ed Teaching & Learning

First Day of Class Activities that Create a Climate for Learning

Advice for the First Day of Class: Today We Will


This activity is a fun conversation-starter, a great activity for the first weeks of school or any time! The responses will help you get to know your students, including what they have learned in Music, and what they want to learn in the coming year.Questions stimulate thinking about musical experiences and musical learning; other questions will help students reflect upon the role of music in their own lives and how it affects them.