And we’re back

Good morning fellow teachers! I hope everyone had a restful and relaxing summer. I don’t know about anyone else, but I still get anxious on the first day of school. I’ve chewed my nails down to almost nothing and every dream I had last night was about something going wrong in class…or about different ways I could teach this year. I just could not shut my brain off last night. Surprisingly, I didn’t have any dreams about forgetting kids’ names. Maybe it’s because I know it will probably take me two to three week to learn all their names anyways, and another two weeks or so to stop mixing kids up.

What are your tricks for learning kids’ names?

What interesting get-to-know-you activities do you have planned for the first week of school?