I am in LOVE with this blog post about Meet the Teacher night!! So many great tips on how she runs things including the student packets, helping hands for supplies, and treats for students and parents.
Play pickles and ketchup on Friday afternoons. First print then cut the cards in half to make to two signs. Laminate and attach magnets to each of signs. Then on Fridays place them on the board. Anyone who has turned in all of their assignments is a "pickle" and write their name under the pickle sign. Anyone who is missing an assignment has their name placed under the ketchup bottle. Pickles can "pick" a fun game or activity, while "ketchups" catch up on missing work.