Themed Literacy Bags (Students take one home on Thursday to share with their family. Includes books, activities, and a notebook to write about their experiences!)- Great for encouraging reading at home!
Buddy Bag system - teacher fills up a child-sized clear bookbag with a book and the rest of the bag is themed according to book - very cute and easy way to get parents involved in literacy! There are also lots of ways to do cross-curricular ideas here!