This really works! I wrote on a plastic bin w/ permanent marker, used dry erase over it, wiped with dry eraser! Remove permanent marker by coloring over it with dry erase marker. Wipe, and it is clean!
Meet the Teacher Night idea. Kids and parents can locate desk quickly. Students can take balloon home at the end of the night as a special incentive. Another balloon idea: student writes a goal for the school year on balloon, with help from the teacher.
I pinned something similar to this, but this one is per child. I'll put this in student folders. This form can be printed on the front and back of cardstock for durability throughout the school year. This is a very easy visual for teachers to u.
First Day of School predictable chart to go with The Kissing Hand. (I'd rather make a class book, with me writing their name and feeling and the kids drawing a picture to go with it. This looks way too text heavy on a chart.