Great of July activity FIREWORKS! Neat idea - Dip your pipe cleaner in the paint and stamp away! I told the kids to stamp in the same spot. After they lift the pipe cleaner up, turn it a little and stamp again. And repeat the process with a new color.
This would make a great procedure (Harry Wong). Count to five or hold up one finger at a time when the class needs to refocus. Discuss what occurs for each number at the beginning of the school year and eventually the reaction will be automatic.