This is a fun!! activity to get students talking to one another at the beginning of the school year. It is also great to tie to a writing piece. The first page is in color and should be projected for all to see. The second page is for printing and giving to each student. Supplies needed: various colors of string or yarn and variety of pony beads (including alphabet beads and sports symbols). This can be easily adapted to your own specifications. My students love the activity, and some even keep their necklaces all year.