Hi everyone! I'm new at posting, so bear with me. I'm a first year teacher this year and I am going to be teaching 9th grade English. I am very excited, but nervous at the same time. I am looking for good first day/week of school activities. I would like to find some good getting-to-know-you activities for the kids. I want to make sure every student knows the name of every other student in the class. I'll be giving them a "seating chart" quiz during the second week. While I student taught, I was flabbergasted by how many students did not know each other (and this was half way through the school year!) I'd appreciate any ideas/suggestions/advice! Thanks! PS. If anyone else teaches freshman English, and would like to share materials, please let me know!