Get to know you class starter for the first day of school.
Write a message to students on this "postcard." I put a real stamp on it, then I drew a picture of something I did over the summer on the front, copied it and left it on students desks awaiting their arrival for the first day of school.
They will use my example to write a postcard to me about themselves and what they did over the summer.
Have them color the picture of course!