Lessons with Laughter: Readbox Door! Students make book trailers for a book they read using QR codes and decorate the door as a Redbox. Instead of trailers a could the QR code link to the ebook in the catalog?
Could be neat to have students make an identity thumb print! or Character traits thumbprint! Idea inspired by this: Custom Literary Thumbprint by cherylsorg via bookpatrol: The books that have defined your life fill out your thumbprint.
This is from a college professor who is combating punctuation "myths" kids pick up in school. It's a nice article. I like the how the "commas go where you breath" myth is debunked. Better to start teaching my kids the right way from the beginning.
Brain Break activities: 30 great Just Dance videos to get your kids moving. All the videos have been converted to Safe Share so they are safe to show in the classroom. Great to get the wiggles out or for a brain break.
Could use for whole group or writing station.Story Bags - put a few random items in a paper bag, and kids can write creative stories about them! (Could have 1 kid each week be responsible for bringing in items)