Start the year off right by getting to know your students!
This log will be handed out at the start of each week. The students fill out the "students" box with anything that they want to share with their teacher. At the end of each day, spend 30 minutes at the end of your day writing back to your students with a personal message in the "teacher" section!
You'll love what your kids have to say and they'll feel important that you're writing back to them, and only them :) Not to mention, this gives you a few minutes at the start of your class to get yourself situated, too!