Name Map-This is a great getting to know you activity. The teacher creates one and shares it with the class. The teacher then allows the students to create their own "name map". The middle symbol represents them and then they have other symbols branching off of the center symbol that represent who they are and their interests. It also goes well after reading Chrysanthemum.
This is for teachers to give to kids before the first day of school, but how cool would it be to do this at promotion event for elementary kids, except with a prayer for their first week of school?! LOVE IT!
All About Me Rainbow - First Day of School Activity
Cute Idea for first week. Students fill out questions about themselves, attach picture and name in cute colorful font, and put into classbook. Then spend sometime reading each day toget to know eachother. From doodlebug teaching.