I read about two cute ideas to welcome the kids back to school. The first idea is to get balloons and stuff them with a pencil, eraser, or whatever then blow them up. Next, hang the balloons from the ceiling and the students will get to pop them with to get their back to school goodies. You could also make this some type of ice breaker like numbering the balloons and use it as a game. The other idea is to die-cut a bunch of different letters and glue them together to form the names of the students in your class. Also hang these from the ceiling so when the students walk into class they can see their name hanging!