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First Day of School Day Plan First Day of School Activities 1st + 2nd

  • Detailed First Day Plan
  • Ideal for New Teachers or Teachers New to 1st or 2nd grade
  • Hands-on Activities
  • Feel Confident Going into Your First Day


First day of 1st grade – First day of 2nd grade – Lesson plans and activities

Make the first day of school memorable, exciting and calm for you and your students. This product includes lesson plans for the entire day and all of the printables you will need for the activities. There is a bit of literacy, writing, numbers and much more covered for your first day.

This is my day plan that I use for my first day of school in my grade 1/2 classroom; therefore, it has been tested in the classroom. This product is ideal for teachers new to teaching grade 1 or 2 because of the details in the lessons and great for educators looking for creative ideas for their first day of school.

Detailed lessons include routines, approximate times, and suggested management strategies.

Activities include All About Me poster, seat work, get to know you activities as well as hands-on activities sure to make the day memorable. The hands-on activities require playdough and a small candy/colored treat for an activity.

The following pages/printables are included in the product:

Note to Teacher (tips for using the product)

Detailed Lesson plan (6 pages)

Simplified Lesson plan (1 page)

Bonus Activity Ideas

Tips and Suggestions


The following activity printables are included:

Class Rules

Playdough Number and Letter Mats

All About Me (Student Poster)

All About Me (Completed example to model expectations)

First Day of 1st Grade Sign (For first day photo)

First Day of 2nd Grade Sign (For first day photo)

Candy All About Me Sheet

1st Day Certificate


Have a great first day!

All printables are included in color and black and white.


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