What sorts of activities do you do with your classes to help them get back into the groove of school, become acquainted with your material, get to know each other, or whatever other things you do during the first week? I know that many of you get started on the material from Day 1, but that's not what I'm looking for. My admin has a very stupid rule about not doing "real" work during the first two weeks. I hate it, but they're the bosses and they get to make the call. I usually find a way to weave my material into some icebreaker-type activities. I'm looking to mix things up a little. Here's what I'm planning on doing for sure: Students make "My name is" cards in the target language (I teach a foreign language) for display in the classroom. Basically they get to color and glue and cut construction paper, but they also get to practice seeing, hearing, writing, and saying a little of the new language. Students get set up on Edmodo. I have to wait a couple of weeks to do this, though, because students have to get their computer AUP slips signed and turned in before we can use the computers. Students do a textbook inventory/scavenger hunt worksheet. Not super fun, but it gets them used to the textbook.