Sept 13:
I suggest keeping to wax crayons, pencil crayons, and pencils for
a few weeks until you know your class, can find ALL the supplies you need,
and have established clear routines. The TOYS project involves the
children, develops enthusiasm, and will help you discover a little more
about each child. As the teacher I always organized a box of toys myself
just in case the children did not bring enough. As well, remind the
children to bring their BIGGER toys. Contour lines are single lines
similar to comic strip lines without the colour. You might find these
useful even though you aren't creating a cartoon picture. The children
can then colour their drawings. Have a great time and a wonderful year!

More ideas from Craig:

Here's a package Craig created for early career teachers: