First Day of School Activities for 4th Grade | The Classroom The first day of school is usually a mixture of business and pleasure. As the teacher, you have to establish the classroom rules and procedures right off the bat, but you also want to give the students a chance to relax and get to know you and each other. 4th Grade Beginning Of School - Pinterest First day of school activities for elementary students 1. All about the bag. All your objects have to fit in this bag. 2. Figure me out. In fourth grade, students have already learned arithmetics. 3. Beach ball game. All you need for this first day of school activity is a beach ball and a marker.