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"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! "What would the main character post on Facebook?"
Cool beginning of the year project. Each student traced their own hand in pencil then broke up their hand into different shapes and patterns.They traced over the pencil lines with black sharpie. We used colored pencils to color each shape in pushing down to make them bold and bright. I glued them down to a large piece of cardboard that was covered in black paper.