Start a daily class diary! Every day for 100 days, create a new page with highlights of the day. With 100 days, everyone in your class will get several turns to contribute!adapting this idea for a family diary
Friday Journals - kids write a note on Friday to their parents telling what they learned that week. The parents write a short response back to their child, & the child brings the notebook back Monday. Each parent response earns a sticker for the cover.
Classroom Behavior Chart: A giant 100 chart & as the whole class does something really well one student pulls out a popsicle stick and colors the number found on the stick. Once ten numbers in a row are colored in, a party is earned.
On the first day of school I write my kids a letter telling about myself, and then their task is to write a letter back to me. It gives the kids something simple to do while I deal with parents, school supplies and any other first day hiccups. The letters