A bar of Ivory soap .this is totally genius. And not just for kids! This is what happens when you microwave a bar of Ivory soap! Then you can tear it up, color it, and mold it into shapes! It's not wet and messy, either! This is awesome!
Strategy rings: each student brings his/her ring to conference. During chat, teacher adds new strategy or thought that comes up during conference. Student has a tangible reminder of how to improve reading/writing. I love this idea!
Naked egg experiment- Dissolve egg shell off with vinegar and it will become a "naked egg" that can bounce.- Off to start it now. A great experiment for spring break!- We did this and K loved it! I would suggest naked egg investigation be done outside.