I student taught 3rd, but that was 4 years ago... I've been in first since then. I'm considering teaching 3rd this coming year, and that's really not intimidating or anything, but I would like some advice on the first few days of school. What do you have the kiddos do when they come in on the first day? I will be busy dealing with supplies (if they are brought in at all) and parents and paperwork, so I need something already at their desks. I plan to already have crayons, sharpened pencils, and erasers out.. just unsure from there. With first grade, we usually spend about the first four weeks on routines & procedures... how long for 3rd?? I'm thinking 2 weeks, but again, am unsure... Any advice would be great!