Let's share some ideas about getting to know kids on the first day. Since I'll have about 80 kids, I have each student fold a sheet of construction paper in half and neatly write their name. Then they must make 4 small drawings that tell something about themselves and explain to the class. They have to use these for the first week until I learn names. I found an activity from a link here somewhere called a "Buddy Venn" where you team 2 students up to compare their likes and dislikes. They put things in common in the center. I think it will be good since we use a lot of graphic organizers.