Facebook/twitter door- have a laminated strip for every child and they get time to update status about something they learned, liked or happened during school that day! Gets them writing and ties in something they're probably already interested in!
resources & ideas for raising a creative child
Not A Stick | Child's Play Music. "Few toys have the open-ended possibilities of the stick, and yet in many schools and early childhood settings playing with sticks is forbidden. I think that is a tragedy. Sticks are childhood, just as much as mud and puddles and cardboard boxes and sofa-cushion forts. To deny children stick-play is to deny them one of the most powerful tools of the imagination. A stick can be anything a child can imagine. Anything."
Support the five conversational skills required of students for 21st century learning: Elaborating & Clarifying, Supporting Ideas with Examples, Building On & Challenging the Ideas of Others, Paraphrasing, and Synthesizing Ideas. ($)
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