This type of chart is helpful for each segment of the day starting with Morning Meeting to Closing Meeting. For younger kids it also helps to have pictures attached so that expectations are clearly visible. For groups with short attention spans you can start with the teacher side already completed and build from there.
New Classroom Set Up: Encouraging Self-Directed Learning and Collaboration
Classroom Set Up - Encouraging Collaboration and Self-Directed Learning. This post if full of pictures and ideas. I love how there are so many different places for students to work, and everything is so inviting!
Toddlers will love the idea of shape hopping, call out the shape and color and the child's job is to find the shape and matching color. Great for large motor development and body and eye coordinations.
Students read a picture book in pairs. After reading they roll a dice and the corresponding number instructs them to apply a certain comprehension strategy - make a text to self connection, retell, determine importance, use questioning, visualizing, infer The set includes one game card for teachers to photocopy for each game. Please see my other free products to download this game for grades 3-6.