I know it is only mid July, but I can't help thinking about the first week of school. This will be my 19th year welcoming eager students to another school year. I have some favorites I do every year with my students during the first week of school. I have students complete surveys about themselves so I can gather specific information about each student. Another activity is creating a class scrapbook. Each child completes a page of the book. Then we bind it together using book rings. The children enjoy looking at it all year long. Below is a sample page of a scrapbook we put together. Another favorite of mine is If you would like all to view all ten of my first week activities please visit DVD's Creations! I'd love to see comments below of how you start your first week of school.