End of Year Turtle Compliments - Have students each tape a "shell" on their back. Then they walk around and write down a compliment to each of their classmates. This is a silent activity because turtles don't talk. Finally, they can take them off and read them.
HoJos Teaching Adventures: End of Year Turtle Compliments
* I think it is great to have a set of daily rules for your students to follow when you are there but establishing a set of rules, behavior expectations, and consequences for when you are NOT there is an amazing idea! Anchor Charts - Sub Rules
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Free Printable Abstract Coloring pages- loved these in art class growing up
This is a great way to greet the students on the first day. The teacher gives each student a Meet the Teacher page and a goodie bag. There is also a student info sheet on each desk. This could be a great first assignment for students to begin working on as soon as they enter the room.