Quiet Critters They live in a soundproof jar & only come out when it's quiet. Loud noises hurt their ears, but whispering is ok They love to sit on students' desks & watch & learn from the students. If the student is too loud, they get moved to the other side of their desk. If they continue to be loud they go back into their jar. At the end of the quiet lesson whoever still has a Quiet Critter on their desk can have points, a sticker or whatever incentives you have in the room.
Classroom Boggle- for kids who finish early! First off, I LOVE boggle!! Secondly, this is an awesome way to keep kids busy if they finish early and it would be easy to change some letters at the end of each day or the next morning!
Popcorn math game: fill the popcorn box with crumpled up pieces of yellow and white paper. On the white paper (plain popcorn) write numbers, on the yellow (buttered popcorn) write math symbols (+ – x ) (Division symbol not included, as it would make the activity too complicated). Have child pick 2 plain and 1 buttered piece per round, arrange the pieces in the proper order and solve for the answer.