I read the Kissing Hand by Audrey Penn to my students. It is about a little raccoon that doesn't want to go to school. His mother tells him a little secret and kisses his palm.
My students wrote about how they felt on the first day of school and made Chester the raccoon. They were so excited when I hang up their projects on the wall!
Click on the picture below for the writing paper.
At the end of the day, we went outside to blow bubbles. It was a perfect way to end our day.
What do you do on your first day of school?