MIGHT USE THIS IDEA - Very Hungry Caterpillar Mobile. Hang lanterns red, 6 in two shades of green) with different lengths of fishing line. Use pipe cleaners for antennae, and construction paper for eyes and nose. Very cool in a children's library space.
Busy Bags for littles - WOW! Check out this organization! This would be great for math manipulatives in bags, CDs / DVDs for check-out in school or classroom library, storage of small parts in classroom and so much more! Like homeschooling organization.
Put inside classroom closet door. Have a wish list ready for parent orientation. Write each item you need for the classroom on a paper cutout (e. apple cutouts on a “giving tree”) and encourage parents to pick one to donate to the classroom.
I thought the idea of incremental punishment is good, gradually prolonging the loss of recess time gives teachers and students room to work and improve before giving them a harsh consequence for misbehaving based on the level of misbehavior.