What are you planning to do on the first day of school? I am coming from Pre-k and I was moved to 5th this year. I have never taught 5th, so I am not quite sure what to do the first day. In Pre-K, I could always let them play or color. I'm thinking that won't work in 5th . I am the only 5th grade teacher in my school, so I don't really have anyone to ask. Can you please give me some advice? I am starting to get that panicky feeling . I have collected 300+ AR books for our classroom library, looked through the teacher's manuals and picked up some older Mailbox Magazines for Intermediate students looking for ideas. The school is vacant and I don't have phone numbers for other teachers in our district, so I really need your help. Thanks in advance.