The first few days of school can be overwhelming - for everyone! To get to know your students, have a multi-day project ready to work on where you can pull students one-on-one and have them dictate words to go with some fun pictures!
Make an "All About Me" booklet, using half sheets of paper with specific prompts, one a day, such as ...
My name is ________________.
The people in my family are ____________________.
I am ______ years old!
I like to eat ________________ and __________________.
My favorite story is ________________________.
The toy I like to play with is __________________________.
... and leave space on each page to have them draw a picture to correspond with what they tell you :) Make some copies of a cover and let them do the design work to individualize it!
When the days you have allotted are up, you will have new knowledge about each of your students, as well as some great information about their speech sounds, small motor development, attention span, verbal ability, etc. ... and they will have a BOOK!
Win, win! Have fun!