This is one of my favorite elementary classroom blogs. Maria Knee is a NH kindergarten teacher, a former NH Tech teacher of the year, and a generally awesome person. Just scroll through for lots of great ideas.
Interested in reading one teacher’s reflection on the first day of school? Here’s a blog by Karl Fisch, who created that original “Did you know?” powerpoint. This looks like a blog specifically to share what happened in class each day as a part journal, part reflection, part transparent “open” teaching. It’s worth reading – and rings true to what the first day is often about (if you are organized and everything goes according to plan).