Add labels to pictures. Have the kids turn and talk about why it's important to label things. We decided that labels help us know what is inside of a box, and labels help us know what pictures are in our illustrations. We made this label anchor chart.
White painted stones by Natasha Newton - These would make a nifty place card. Just hand your guests a business card with a matching design on it. Then they get to match the card to the rock at their place. They could then take the rock home as a keepsake.
Community Builder: The End of the Day Jar has 24 questions to ask students to get them talking about their school day. This helps build community in the classroom. You can call on students to answer the questions or have them talk with a buddy.