Back to school idea - "We're looking back on summer, this is what we see!" Have students draw pictures of things they have done over summer break in sunglasses. You could also do it for things students are looking forward to this year.
What's On Your Mind? Is a terrific way to get to know your kids + these make an easy and awesome bulletin board too! Great activity for the first week of school and a nice ice breaker for students to get to know their new classmates.
First Week Of School Activities. I like the idea of classmates interviewing each other. Could also be used as a writing assignment or after an interview the student must introduce their classmate to everyone else.
First Day of School Activity: On a sticky note, have your students answer the questions such as What kind of teacher do you want___ and Out class should ___ everyday and What are you looking forward to learning ___.