Beginning of the year project that you can do with students to get them used to the idea that math is everywhere. Students choose a topic that is related to math and the real world and then decorate a tile to demonstrate how math is related to that topic. These are then displayed in the classroom. Students are then asked to write a paragraph on the back of their tile describing how their topic and how it is related to math. I would recommend adjusting the paragraph for younger grades to make it work for you.