I have been thinking a lot about what to do my first day of school. I have heard that I need to be firm and upfront with my expectations...by the way I will be teaching 6th grade L.A. So, I will put a seating chart on an overhead projector, I will be at the door greeting the students, and give them a paper to fill out (a contact/interests sheet). I will tell them to look on the overhead, find their seat, and start working on the worksheet until the bell rings. Once the bell rings I will introduce myself, take roll (even though they should be in the assigned seat I want start working on placing a name to a face), and give them a few mins. to finish up their worksheet. I will then divide my class period going over welcoming them to class, go over rules, expectations, and class procedures. This is my first year teaching and I really want to have a great class and year. Any suggestions are welcome.