The Dare to Differentiate wiki offers a wealth of resources for teachers implementing differentiated instruction in the classroom. These include understanding by design, planning, creating a supportive environment, knowing the learning, pre-assessment and continuous assessment, and more than a dozen strategies. LOTS OF MENU BOARDS AS WELL!!!
This is a great way to greet the students on the first day. The teacher gives each student a Meet the Teacher page and a goodie bag. There is also a student info sheet on each desk. This could be a great first assignment for students to begin working on as soon as they enter the room.