Good beginning of the year activity for students. Use books "No David!" and "David at School" to discuss what is a good student? Classroom Expectations, Schools Activities, Student, David Books, Class Rules, No David, First Day Activities, Anchors Charts, Back To School
Also on these boards
FREE! I have my students fill this out in the beginning of the year. Then when it is time to choose authors for read-aloud books, prizes for Students of the Month, colors for student awards or folders, etc., I look at students' favorites lists. I even take their lists with me when shopping for holiday goodies so I can choose things in their favorite colors. :) Enjoy!
This is a sample of a beautiful end of year letter. This genius of ths letter is its ability to be personlized! Click here to check out how! ($)
Cool Bulletin Board idea to "spotlight" a student or famous person. I would do both. Maybe every week a different actor, playwright, designer, etc to research to extra credit or a weekly report, and every now and then a student, to make them feel special having been up on the same wall as a big name.