I LOVE this!! She has the #firstday hashtag up for, obviously, the first of the school year. She's going to take a picture of each student and put their it on the board. Then she'll change the hashtag and pictures throughout they year. SO cute!!
There is an envelope laminated for each assignment due. Start with 10 envelopes. Write the activity on the envelope and the kids go there to turn it in. Then they check off their name on the back so you can tell exactly who didn't turn it in. It also makes things SO much easier to grade!
Integrating my two favorite things, language arts and social studies: Designate a color/style of pushpin for each student. Every time a student reads about a specific place, landmark, etc., they record it with their pushpin on the map. Closer to the end of the year, have each student choose one of their favorite recorded locations and do a research project about said location.