Art Projects for Kids: Snowflake Art Trading Cards. Punched snowflakes glued to painted watercolor paper. Love these - even little kids could do a series of these in diff winter/Christmas themes, and could gift them to mum and dad as gift tags:)
Giraffe Hotel, South Africa - I am not kidding I would die to go here! I have told my mom a million times I want a pet giraffe to stick its head in my bedroom window and lick my face when I wake up! Yea I'm obsessed with giraffes!
Might be a good way to start the year (especially if you have a lot of new students). I would allow students to pick some maybe) that they are willing to have shared. Then you could use it as an ice breaker also ~ Nice prompts for back to school.