Word Work Connect 4: Each player takes a turn by picking a card to read. If they can read the card, they get to take a turn putting their red or yellow chip in the connect 4 game. If they can't read the card, they can't play their chip in the game and it's the next persons turn. Could do vocabulary definitions for upper grades.
What's On Your Mind? Is a terrific way to get to know your students + these make an easy and awesome bulletin board too! Great activity for the first week of school and a nice ice breaker for students to get to know their new classmates.