Bulletin board/wall art idea: have students trace their hand and arm on tagboard. Search through magazines for images, words, designs and colors that describes their personality and collage their hand. Each student can also cut out the letters of their
Great New Year's idea: Start the year with an empty jar and fill it with notes about good things that happen. Then, on New Years Eve, empty it and see what awesome stuff happened that year. Good way to keep things in perspective.
This is a great first day/week activity for getting to know students, and they will love it because it involves candy! They randomly choose an M out of the bag, depending on the color they choose they will answer a question about themselves.