Allow parents and students the opportunity to get to know their teacher better by giving them this Editable Meet The Teacher Night Handout at Open House, or send home on the first day of school with your welcome packet.
I would so enjoy using the group maker add on in my classroom. It takes the load off of me to sit and work on groups forever and its interesting for the students to watch to see who they will be working with.
This has to be the best way to get kids to out their names on their papers! In 3 months of doing this, only 5 no names! I have multi colored markers, too! Make sure students write their names on their papers!