I taught kindergarten for 16 years and was a district k-1 strategist for 2. I have a masters degree in curriculum and instruction from Dallas Baptist and a doctorate in early childhood studies with a minor in curriculum and instruction from the University of North Texas. I am currently working for Dallas ISD as a prek instructional specialist.
I found this cute pencil template from Miss Kindergarten. You can check it out for yourself here. On the first day of school my students are going to draw a picture of themselves and write their name. I am going to display their first day work on these pencils. These pencils would work great to leave up throughout the year and display different pieces of their writing on.