Here is an engaging and inspiring way to end your school year AND begin the new one. Have your current students draw a map of your classroom for the new students. The new students will use the map and the enclosed activity sheet to explore their new surroundings.
Along with the map, your current students can be the experts of their grade and pass along their wisdom! They can give some insight about the new classroom and teacher (YOU) to ease any first day jitters and get them excited for a great year!