Another lesson I do at the beginning of the year is with my 4th graders.
It helps me learn their names and helps them build their creativeity...
they have to come up with an object or person for each letter in their
name... if they get stuck, I remind them that a letter can be written in
more that one way, (lower case, upper case, cursive, print, fancy) and
sooner or later they will see something in that letter... the end result
is pretty crazy looking ( a bunch of little pictures ) but I feel a lot
was gained by each child. Especially the kids who are having a hard time
coming up with ideas ( for fear of peer pressure, I guess).