Love this! Maybe do this outside class door and change the theme each month. Idiom, simile, personification, etc...maybe even grammar. Maybe offer extra credit for edit/revision of the week...or if kids bring in something with a typo/punctuation mistake.
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Do you teach 5th grade and need some first day of school ideas? By 5th grade, students are familiar with the first day of school activities that involve learning the names of classmates and general class rules. How about surprise your students with new, attention-grabbing activities on the first day of school? #edchat #educhat
A great way for kids to watch a seed grow. Lots of other kid-friendly gardening ideas, too.