First week. I let my kids paint a self portrait then I write their name in bold back marker and place it on the wall so they never have to ask how to spell a classmate's name.I just use the long construction paper.no copies!
Great for Pre-K Class Color Week-Class-made book: What Do You Want to Be When You Grow Up. Do after reading about Kevin Henke's character Lily wanting to be a teacher when she grows up (Purple Plastic Purse).
Emergent Literacy - give child a page with the beginning letter of his name - have them draw a picture of something that starts with the same letter and have a go at writing a label for it using their burgeoning phonic knowledge.