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Q-tip painting templates (printables) GREAT fine motor skills exercise.....that they think is just fun

Previous class makes book for new class :) GREAT end of year activity!! and much less complicated than letters.

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Says another pinner: Cinnamon ornaments-- we have these ornaments on our tree from about 20 years ago and they STILL smell amazing! I'm glad to now know how to make them :)

Assessment Bulletin Board. The students can write something they learned on a post it note, and stick it to the door as they leave.

Classroom timeline displayed in the hallway so that parents/administrators/visitors can see what we have been up to!

Objective board - I like the vocabulary clipboards....

friday journals - students write a note on friday to their parents telling what they learned that week, and parents write a short response back to their child, and the journal comes back monday. for every parent response, students get a sticker to add to the cover. great way to get parents involved and have students take more ownership of their learning!