The Kissing Hand is a classic book for many kindergarten classrooms on the first day of school. Here are 27 Kissing Hand freebies, activities and videos.

27 Fresh Kissing Hand Freebies and Teaching Resources

Back to school All About Me Bag - This is something that I did last year at the beginning of the school year.  The kids loved it and it's a fun way to get to know each other so I am going to do it again!  Simply give the kids a brown paper bag on the first day of school, have them bring it back the next day with four things in it that they can use to tell the class about themselves.

All About Me Bag--good to hand out at Open House before school starts so kids can bring their bags to share on the first day!

Read & Find - First Day of School Printable  Giving students an easy independent activity to start as soon as they arrive on the first day of school is a great way to calm their nerves. It also allows you to focus on greeting new students and getting supplies organized and put away. Here is a great first day of school printable that students can begin working on right away! Visit my blog to read about it and get the free download!  3-5 back to school First Day of School k-1 PK-2 reading

Read & Find - First Day of School Printable

Giving students an easy, independent activity to start as soon as they arrive on the first day of school is a great way to calm their nerves. It also allows you to focus on greeting new students and g

FREEBIE Time Capsule worksheet for your kids to complete on the first day of school!

This time capsule is fun for students to see how much they've grown throughout the school year! Give this to them to answer on the first day of school, lock

The bell rings and the students come pouring in to the first day of school. Excitement and a bit of chaos fill the air as well as some nervous anticipation – not just from the students but al…

What NOT to Do the First Day of School

The bell rings and the students come pouring in to the first day of school. Excitement and a bit of chaos fill the air as well as some nervous anticipation – not just from the students but also from the teachers.

Great back to school writing activity for the first day! After reading the book, "First Day Jitters", students write about how they felt on the first day of school using emojis!

first day jitters emoji writing activity for back to school

Great back to school writing activity for the first day! After reading the book, "First Day Jitters", students write about how they felt on the first day of school using emojis!

"Did we just get homework on the first day?"

19 Secret Little Thoughts We All Have On The First Day Of School

"Did we just get homework on the first day?"

What to realistically plan on the first day of kindergarten!  Great article for teachers to plan the first day of school.

What To Plan on The First Day of Kindergarten

What to realistically plan on the first day of kindergarten! Great article for teachers to plan the first day of school. Back to School Ideas

*Updated June 2016* This First Day Jitters book companion packet for the book First Day Jitters by Julie Dannenberg is perfect to use on the first day and the first weeks of school. It is common core aligned, includes primary lined & solid lined copies for lower/upper grade use, and is available in color and black white.

First Day Jitters Activities, Back to School Activities, First Day of School

*Updated June This First Day Jitters book companion packet for the book First Day Jitters by Julie Dannenberg is perfect to use on the first day and the first weeks of school. It is common core aligned, includes primary lined & solid lined copies fo

How To Line Up Kindergartners on the First Day of School - KindergartenWorks

How To Line Up the First Day of School

This would work for preschool too with practice! The first day of school is almost overwhelming with new things to learn in kindergarten. Here is one secret way of teaching kindergartners how to line up on the first day.

Ideas for Using Chrysanthemum on the First Day of School {FREEBIE} - First Grade Blue Skies

Who doesn't love the Kevin Henkes book, Chrysanthemum? The adorable story is perfect for the first day or week of school, counting let.

What To Do on the First Day of Kindergarten | Heidi Songs

What To Do on the First Day of Kindergarten

Heidisongs Resource: What To Do on the First Day of Kindergarten--great links to first week plans and ideas

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