Hello, I'm a new fourth grade teacher in a wonderful district. I was hoping someone could give me advice about the first week of school. What kinds of things do you for the first week? I don't want to just stand there going over procedures, any ideas?? Also, when I was a kid, I had a teacher that gave us a bag of stuff on the first day of school. It had different materials that symbolized something, such as a rubber band to remind us to be flexible, an eraser because we can always fix our mistakes, etc. Has anyone ever heard of/done this, and if so, what other materials do you include?? Thanks for your help!!