It’s that time of year again when kids go back to school after a long vacation. Dear parents, if you are wondering how to get the kids back in the back-to-school mood.
These first day of school coloring pages will give you a cheap, very inspiring, and practical idea. We hope you and your children enjoy our collection of these coloring pages created especially for this special day!
Free First Day of School Coloring Pages
First Day of First Grade School
Very often, the first day of school in preparatory classes is a special day for both the students and their parents. Until this school year, parents and students have given particular kindergarten importance, but the arrival at the “big school” changes many things.
Absences for personal reasons are no longer an option, schedules are stricter, classes start on time, and above all, the number one objective is to learn to read, even if the first learning began in the first section.
Theoretically, there are no more workshops, no more play corners, no more singing around the teacher. Big school is serious business! On the first day of school, ask your colleagues to start the day half an hour later than usual.
This way, from the very first hour, the “little ones” won’t be lost in a playground where they haven’t yet learned their bearings. Also, ask that parents be allowed to accompany their child into the classroom.
This meeting can only be quick and, after half an hour, you should ask them to go to their work so that you can start yours. This half-hour will have allowed you to reassure parents and students, to note any particular points (canteen, daycare, minor medical problems, preferences).
You will also have taken advantage of this time to install your students in their seats, which you will have prepared the day before with the necessary school material on the tables.
Once the parents have left, quickly get to know your students, let them express themselves if they wish, and then take them on a tour of the school: the bathrooms (take advantage of this opportunity to have them all visit), the gym, the playground, the lunchroom, the library, the principal’s office.
It will soon be time for the first recess, and you can give them instructions on how to line up when the bell rings at the end of a break. The rest of the morning can be devoted to various activities that don’t require your students to work at too fast a pace.
Think about using the slate, illustrating the first page of the notebook, identifying words they can recognize globally. Also, explaining how the morning roll call works, telling a story, asking them to sing what they learned in kindergarten, identifying their classmates’ labels, making a coat rack.
Only in the afternoon can you approach their first reading session, taking the time to identify what each child knows through various exercises that you have designed.