Student desk setup for Meet the Teacher: Student info sheet, meet the Teacher page, and a goody bag. Inside the bag is a pencil, a star eraser, and bubbles with a note that says "Third Grade is bubbling with excitement!" (I'd use my bubbles instead.
Write names of students who are absent on the calendar. Gather their missing assignments and put them in the folder for their class period. Students are responsible for checking the folder when they return to school. Like the calendar with their names!
Classroom Behavior Chart: A giant 100 chart & as the whole class does something really well one student pulls out a popsicle stick and colors the number found on the stick. Once ten numbers in a row are colored in, a party is earned.