Writing Center Activities: Sight word shells are a fun way for students to practice writing sight words, as well as forming letters properly. Students are to write the sight word printed on each shell in the sand using their finger.
One of the things I think I'm going to do on the first day is take each kid's picture and put them on a poster to hang in the room by period. It might be a good way for them to get to know each other, and I know it will help me learn their names. Maybe under each name I put their picture and their wish for this year.