I love sherry5th's idea about the $1000 !!!
I have been working on an All About Me newsletter for the kids to do on the first day of school. I plan to have one on each desk and have them work on it as everyone arrives (straight from Wong!)
I added in the money idea just now. I can't attach here yet..I'm a long time reader, but new post-er...so I've added it to my website:
click "about me" underneath the Calvin and Hobbes cartoon. It's a publisher file, so hopefully anyone who wants to use it can save/edit it to make it they're own!