First week activities. Share class library to generate excitement and kids start list of AR books to read. Use scrabble letters to spell vocabulary and it challenge words. Add up points. Spelling and phonics.
Eat. Write. Teach.: The Absent Binder - and other helpful tools and ideas. I like this blog especially because it has things for high school teachers... instead of all the blogs out there for elementary school teachers complete with frogs stickers and bulletin boards that change with every unit... good grief!