So, I begin at my new school Feb 12th! I am so excited to meet all my new high school science students. I generally do several culture-building activities the first day of the school year to get to know students and for them to get to know each other and build a climate of respect and safety. It feels weird coming in mid-year though! I need to get to know the students’ names and they need to get to know me before I launch into instruction. I am big into environment-setting and establishing a sense of safety and want students to feel comfortable giving wrong answers to questions without judgement. Any good games or culture-building ideas for my first couple days?