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Vocabulary Parade! Great way for your kiddos to really remember those new words! Class book idea: give each child a different word and an outline drawing of a person, and have them dress them to represent the word. Try adjectives like curious, terrifying, intense, mysterious, etc.

Conversation jenga. This would be great for the beginning of the year - or anytime as a community builder.

Something To Talk About...: Conversation Jenga

A Bad Case of Stripes!! so doing this for character day this year!!!

The Teacher Diaries: Read Across America Day...

Love this idea :) -- "The incredible shrinking notes" Students start out writing a summary of their reading on the large index card. They are then given a medium sized card and have to take the info from the large card and condense it. By the time students get to the small index card they're getting to the main point/idea of the reading selection.

The Middle School Mouth: More on Interactive Notebooks

DIY Dry Erase Boards. Whooda thunk it!.... glove fits inside! i used pom poms for erasers, but love the dvd or cd case idea.

Tales of the 4th Grade Teacher

Use two filing cabinets to create a cute cozy corner or quiet area. The curtain rod and simple curtains make this a place where preschool students love to explore and sit and look at their favorite stories. Photos of friends and comfy pillows create a homey feeling.