Start your year off by teaching students about the importance of responsibility and self management. Send home these two easy to read charts: "I am ready for school." & "I am home from school." Each chart contains several sentences that help students remember their homework, lunch box, and coat, etc. Students can color in the pictures at school after reading each sentence and then glue both lists back-to-back on heavy tag board. You can have the students read and color in whole group, small groups, as an entry task, or it can be used as their first homework assignment of the year. Have the students brainstorm on the best place in their house to hang their new sign so the can easily read it. Good luck and have a FUNtasitic year!