Facebook door- have a laminated strip for every child and they get time to update status about something they learned, how they are feeling, what's bothering them. Great opener for further conversation.
I LOVE this! Who doesn't like, the NO DAVID books? Pinner said:Beginning of school. This would even work in middle school. My kids love the David books (yes, I take them from my 6-year-old to share with my 8th graders!).