"Me Bag" The students' "homework" for the first day of school is to fill up a brown paper bag with 5 or 6 things that are important to them. Over the next several days, they take turns sharing their bags with the class and talking a bit about themselves.
9 pages of great activities for the first week of school! Includes a bulletin board idea(with template), personal and classmate interviews, writing prompts and more! All of these activities can be found in my complete Back To School Unit
What Kind of Teacher Do You Want? anchor chart to begin year I think this would piggy back nicely with a What Kind of Student Do I Want? anchor chart (They give me what they think I want and I add so in if needed.