This blog post is full of amazing ideas for how to prepare for Open House night and get a head start on learning about your students! I especially love the idea of an "About the Teacher" page and a page letting parents know all of the awesome things their children will be learning that year.
Teacher gifts they'll LOVE! Cute! As cheesy as it is, one of my favorite gifts ever was an ornament a kiddo got me. It was from "Where the Wild Things Are"... the kid loved that book and wanted to thank me for introducing it to them. :-)