new student packets. the teacher makes 5 extra of everything at the beginning of the school year so that when a new student comes midyear, she has a name tag, beginning of the year info, labels for folders/journals, etc. for the student.
Sub Tub -- Possible things to include: A Welcome Binder (explaining the daily schedule, where things are in the room and anything the sub might need like computer log-in codes), emergency lesson ideas, great books, games and other activities to do!
What we are thankful for tree. Its become a tradition that each guest is given about 5 leaves. We asked them to write what they are thankful for and tape on the tree( use painter tape). We go around the room and read them out loud.