• Pull out laminated character cards to assign seats at the door. (Currently in French and Spanish–send me translations for other languages and I will add them into the file!)
  • Photocopy name card template onto cardstock; enough for each student to have one.
  • Have markers available for name card writing–only dark colors that can be easily seen from across the room!
  • Have camera or iPhone ready to take students’ pictures, holding their name cards, so that I can learn names FAST!
  • Photocopy syllabus
  • Black and blue dry-erase markers for writing new vocabulary on the board
  • Make sure the projector works to avoid a train wreck!
  • Spanish I: Make sure the Los pollitos dicen song and powerpoint are on the computer
  • Spanish II: Make sure the ¿En quién te hace pensar? powerpoint is on the computer and ready to go

7 replies on “First Day of School Checklist

  1. I love these! And I’m excited to use them, but I think there is a mistake in the French. I believe unicorn or “la licorne.” I would also, love the template so that I could change this. Thanks so much for all of the great ideas!

  2. Also, I meant to post this on the character cards blog entry. I’m not doing too well with technology today, I’m sorry.

  3. Hello! I love the “Los Pollitos Dicen” powerpoint. I have heard that song since I was a little girl. As is very common in the Spanish language, many things are written and expressed figuratively. This is the case with this song where it says, “Y les presta abrigo” which is interpreted literally here, whereas the figurative meaning is simply, “and warms them up.” Is this PowerPoint presentation editable?

    1. Yes, it’s editable in the download! And I think it’s translated in the current vresion as “gives them shelter”.

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