Mind Jar: A tool to use whenever a child feels stressed, overwhelmed or upset. Imagine the glitter as your thoughts. When you shake the jar, imagine your head full of whirling thoughts, then watch them slowly settle while you calm down. (Original idea found at a blog called Here We Are Together.)
Warm Fuzzy Jar! When students are caught being kind they get a "warm fuzzy" to put in the jar. When the jar is full have a class party! :) (scheduled via http://www.tailwindapp.com?utm_source=pinterest&utm_medium=twpin&utm_content=post992449&utm_campaign=scheduler_attribution)
Everything you need to help students work on comparing and contrasting! Students pick a card from the jar and think of ways the two items are the same and different. Next, choose one of the graphic organizers to complete.
Need an idea to end the day? The End of the Day Jar has 24 questions to ask students to get them talking about their school day. This helps build community in the classroom. You can call on students to answer the questions or have them talk with a buddy.