On the first day of school, instead of telling the kids about me, I ask them to look around the room and tell me what they can infer about their teacher.
I also like the game where kids pass a ball of yarn and introduce themselves. At the end, we have a cool spider web, plus we show that we are all connected.
One of my favorite writing prompts is to ask, "If you could be an animal, which one would you be and why?" It gives good insights to help learn about the kids.
One year, I had a blast telling a terrific lie to the kids about how I went to Africa with Brad Pitt and Angelina Joli (Ain't gonna happen with those two anymore). At the end of the story after their little eyes grew wide, I confessed that it wasn't true and asked them to write a whopper of a story about their summer vacation.
Whatever you do, have fun on the first day of class, and please, check out my sale.
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