With the first day of school later this week, I am once again wracking my brain for something new and entertaining to do the first day or two of school. I teach third....what are your favorite activities for the first day or so of school? I usually do some kind of back to school coloring activity that allows the students to tell something about themselves (purchased from Really Good Stuff). I am searching for a good back to school glyph that is challenging but not TOO hard for third graders. I used to have a book that I made transparencies for. You showed the kids a picture, they studied it for a minute, then had to answer questions based on what they remembered. It was always fun to see how much they remembered. I have yet to find a smartboard one, though. Please share your favorites! THANKS!