Teacher Autobiography Big Book for the beginning of the year. I will have each kid make one when they are STAR student to keep with classroom books. Send them home at the end of the year (Yeehaw Teaching in Texas!
I chose the Chicka Chicka Boom Boom Song as a fun circle time activity with preschoolers because it will keep all the preschoolers involved with the class activity and is a creative way to teach them the alphabet through a simple song.
Emergent Literacy - give child a page with the beginning letter of his name - have them draw a picture of something that starts with the same letter and have a go at writing a label for it using their burgeoning phonic knowledge.