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Class stationary! Give each kid a post-it to draw their portrait and then make copies. This would be perfect for sending home notes or class updates to parents! This might also be a good volunteer gift.
Snowball Fight...kids write 3 things about themselves on a sheet of white paper. They do not write their names on the paper. Wad it up and on your command, have a "snowball" (or baseball) fight. At the end of 1 minute, each student grabs the nearest snowball and tries to guess who wrote it. Would be great at the beginning of the year!
Great for first year teachers! TONS of great ideas for how to prepare for the first day of school. I have the same folders on a rolling crate for graded papers. At the end of the week a student can hand out the papers to be taken home.