Kids can combine literacy and movement to exercise their way through the ABC's!
Cute idea.... set timer for one minute and draw an activity stick and do what is on the stick for one minute or until finished. Website gives a template to to print off 30 different activities. To get their bodies moving wakes up their minds.
"Brain Sprinkles" I took an empty spice container, created a cute label, then filled the container with beads and glitter. I shake the container over their heads, and...boom! They are revitalized. Sometimes I use them on myself. I love to give everyone brain sprinkles right before a test. Some even ask if I can shake a little extra sprinkles for them!
New Student packet. Pinner wrote, "I can grab it and say 'I thought you maybe joining us today.' instead of 'oh, we weren't expecting a new student.' It will get us off on the right foot. So much better than scrounging for stuff every time a new student arrives!
Very good points in this article. Some phone calls can be so uncomfortable. "Learn how you can make a difficult phone call to a parent when you're a teacher."