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.
I love this idea of "Jitter Glitter". The letter is sent with a small thing of glitter for each student to use the night before school starts. If not this, I feel some sort of letter should be sent to welcome students to the classroom