from-student-to-teacher: Fantastic idea! As an end of the year gift buy students beach-balls, they collect classmates signatures. they have a “ball”! Great idea for next year at the end of the year. They could write other things too.
Make kids' lunch fun with a hot dog "octopus." It would be fun to combine with reading a book about the ocean-- the kids could help make the book come to life! And if they helped make lunch, it wouldn't be such a challenge to get them to eat!