Parent contact index cards sent home first day of school.students bring them back and place in a binder. The Wise & Witty Teacher: Freebies! Take this even further by using the back of the index cards to log all parent contact!
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.