Here are some other name songs via YouTube. You could play these on the first day with your students.
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After I sing “What do you Think my Name is, I Wonder if you Know?” I read, “The Name Jar” by Yangsook Choi.
Beth (1st grade): “1st grade: We read Chrysanthemum and do various name activities. We work on a Venn diagram that compares kindergarten and first grade. We work on a paper that shows how many letters, numbers, and words they can write.”
Edit: Beth also wanted to let you all know that; ” I use Mo Willems’ Elephant and Piggie series a great deal those first weeks. With simple words and pictures, this hilarious author makes it easy to teach characters, setting, plot, character motivation and main idea. I have not had one 1st grade group that hasn’t adored them. Once I introduce them, the librarian can’t keep the books in the library.”
Oh and I have loads of back to school ideas for you on this super busy Pinterest board.