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Self Portraits: They glued their self portraits, hand holding mirror and all, to their bedroom drawing, and then painted (in water colors) background.

For when I feel like coloring next...

Great beginning of the year book! Always loved doing this one with my fifth graders... might work in first grade too

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Fraction review "The kids made self portrait mosaics and then found the perimeter, area, and fractions that would make their art piece a "Math Mosaic."

Each child gets a list, a clip board, a pencil, and one flash card (on a headband). Then the students roam around the room reading sight words. They draw a line from their peer's name to the sight word they read off their peer's forehead, until they figure out which one is on their own head. ---fun for any content word too

Tip: Cut up a story into 4 pieces for a group of 4, 5 pieces for 5 etc. Put each piece in an envelope. Students read their part then work together to sequence it. Variations & Extensions - Make sure for younger and lower proficiency students that you provide a picture cue with each section of text that you may choose to be one simple sentence each. If you have 6 groups create 6 different stories in envelopes and after they have had the time to correctly sequence the story, direct them to...

DIY Salt Tray with letter cards. What a great teaching tool.

Pull a name from the Mystery Hero jar. Don't say their name, but let kids know you are watching your Mystery Hero. If the Mystery Hero does a good job reward them, and if they aren't on their best behavior just say to the class that the Mystery Hero needs to try harder. Don't call the student out or let students know who it was. Love this idea!

Good quiet activity for addition, subtraction, multiplication, or division.

a special ed. teacher showed me how the scratchy sides of velcro are a great way to help fidgety kids who need tactile stimulation--stick the scratchy velcro under their desks so that they can rub their finger over it and stay in their seats with minimal distraction!

GREAT guided reading website! So many ideas! Blank running records pages, guided reading binder inserts and much ,much ,more!

Teaching how to hold pencil: cut two holes in an old sock for the index finger and thumb. The other fingers remain in the sock. Genius!!

reminder bracelets-made out of a strip of paper. excellleeenntt idea.