I have the parents sign their child in and leave information about how to contact them if they are not staying and tell me if their child has allergies.
The students each get a name tag.
I set out collection bins for school supplies so that I do not have to sort the supplies later.
This is my classroom door. I put each student's name on a small paper and stick it to the door with painter's tape.
I always have work ready for parent volunteers to help with. This way, they get to stay and I get some work done too.
Here is my classroom taken from the front door.
Here is my writing wall where I display the students' work all year.
This is my classroom taken from the front corner of the room.
This is me with one of my students.