Art and the Ocean/Flip Flops with Anchor/elementary art(art teacher: v. giannetto)
This is more of a sub lesson idea. But you give the kids a lego person template and you have the do a lego self portrait. From the blog "Art is Basic"
If a child can't learn the way we teach, maybe we should teach the way they learn! BULLSEYE!
Autobiography Island - Shake up how you get to know your students. could be a good way to introduce a mini lesson/assesment on map skills
Twitter door- have a laminated strip for every child and they get time to update status about something they learned, liked or happened during school that day!
Inside My Head - getting to know you activity
M & M Get to know you games
1st Day of School Pic Idea - Make a magazine cover! Love it.
Cool beginning of the year project.