write a letter to your child on her first day of kindergarten (can do each year) give it to her at the end of senior year. What an awesome idea! // This idea is brilliant and so is the whole back to school party after the link.
Squish and seek sight word game // smooth the stuff in the bad until you find the sight words you are looking for // literacy centers word wall sight words// could be used for uppercase and lowercase letters
"Me Bag" The students' "homework" for the first day of school is to fill up a brown paper bag with 5 or 6 things that are important to them. Over the next several days, they take turns sharing their bags with the class and talking a bit about themselves.