Classroom B-day idea. or just a great community builder mid-year. This is seriously one of the sweetest ideas. If there is no smartboard in your room maybe you could do it with large bulletin board paper. Then they could keep the kind words.
Experts Prewriting activity by Trina Dralus. Great way to launch your All About writing unit (Writing to Inform). Or this activity can be used as a fun class builder. If you like this activity be sure to check out the Writing to Inform unit!
An "All about me" type of class activity. Great for the students to get to know each other as well as their new teacher. Works as a back to school activity that can remain on display through the end of the year. This would be cute with music symbols.