Sierra (comment #5),
It is always fun to hear from enthusiastic, motivated pre-service teachers. I'm glad that my work had been helpful to you!
I have not written a post that includes specific first day lesson plans. However, there are lots of first day/first week ideas in my September Top Ten List: http://blogs.scholastic.com/top_teaching/2010/09/september-top-10.html
My Classroom Economy Post also provides information about things I do in terms of classroom management at the beginning of the school year. Here is a link to that post: http://blogs.scholastic.com/top_teaching/2010/01/class-economy.html
I hope this helps!
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