Howdy, Friends! That's cowboy and cowgirl talk for "hello". That's what I teach my urban Pre-K students. I create a book with the students' name and photos. Glue a boot clip art or die cut to each page. (You need one per child plus one for the front cover.) Type and glue "Howdy, ____" at the bottom of each page. Type and glue "Howdy, Friends" & "featuring (Your name)'s (grade) class" to the front cover. Laminate and bind book. Velcro in photos and use an overhead marker to write the name. The book is ready to read! Pass out the photos and have children put it on the correct page as you read. Your students will say howdy to learning!