I always take pictures of the kids on the first day. I like to do it during recess – the sun is usually out, and their nervousness subsides during playtime. I also get to see to whom they each gravitate, so I can create seating groups accordingly! Sometimes kids need a nudge if they aren’t making friends right away, and sometimes they probably shouldn’t be seated with their only friend. You can learn a lot about them on the playground!! And they always love seeing their photos on their webpage or around the room – we actually use them for many different purposes.