Engagement Strategies reference page - perfect to have out during planning! From Teacher Trap's "Lesson Plan Pack."
I use this list all the time a list of Funny Icebreaker Questions that can be used with any age group even in staff meetings
No More Name Plates. Put name on desks with Sharpie paint pins, remove by rubbing with expo dry erase marker, wipe off with kleenex. Can also do on laminated posters, birthday charts for classroom, etc. and use over and over again.
Beginning of year reading activity linked to book "if you take a mouse to school."
Graffiti Walls - Perfect for a summative or diagnostic for any concept. Also works great as a collaborative activity for reading responses.