This tip is something I saw done for a fellow student teacher. The host teacher put together a class autobiographical notebook to give to the student teacher on her first day. The notebook contained a picture of the teacher that was glued to a letter welcoming the student teacher to her classroom and a little about herself. The teacher had all of the students do the same. This helped the student teacher quickly put faces and names together. Her first day was a little easier since she felt like she already knew something about each of the students and their teacher before she started.