I'm definitely doing this
Crayon and coloring book travel case featured at the blog "seven thirty three." (Unsure why, but if you click to follow the link, up pops a Pinterest warning about the page being reported for spam. I didn't see anything spammy on the blog, just lots of cute craft and party ideas.)
Perfect Teacher Idea! First day project: Friend Tree. Everyone puts their thumb print on the tree then teacher later frames it and hangs it as a reminder that we are all friends.