Building a positive community in your classroom is so important at the beginning of the school year. Read how to get off to a positive start. I like the sparkle idea but I might change the words a bit.
Phonics 1 Phonics/Alphabet Baskets Sorting Activity (from The Imagination Tree) Make baskets with objects that sound like a specific letter. Give the students a basket and let them practice their phonics skills by naming the objects.
Maths resource shelf for children to help themselves to what they want to use, encouraging independence. All resources are changed half termly according to what the current needs of the children are - could be adapted for early childhood