I always starts my day with a song. Here is the one that I use for the first few weeks of school.
It goes to the tune "Goodnight Ladies." I made it into an interactive chart where my student's can place name cards on the velcro spots to change the song and practice their tracking and reading skills as they sing. We use this chart for about the first three weeks of school and manipulate the names as we sing.
How do you start your day? Do you have a favorite song that you sing?