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Back to school Snowball Fight...kids write 3 things about themselves on a sheet of white paper. They do not write their names on the paper. Wad it up and on your command, have a "snowball" (or baseball) fight. At the end of 1 minute, each student grabs the nearest snowball and tries to guess who wrote it. Sound so fun!!!

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How do we Teach Kindness?

Kindness Wreath: Add a ribbon for each act of kindness you catch a student doing throughout the year.

Each student had a sheet of paper with everyone's name on it. They had to write a nice sentence about everyone in the class. Then each student had 20 nice things written about him or her. We put those in a frame. This activity was great because some of the students in my class don't hear about how great they are everyday at home. Now they have a frame that will stay together rather than just some paper stapled. The kids loved hearing about how great they are from their classmates :)

Have a student sit on chair in front of white board and have others write a positive phrase about them, then take a picture. Don't let them see it...till they get the photo! Such a great end of the year activity or for those days when students are using unkind words about one another.

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Exploring "Would You Rather..." Questions

"Would You Rather..." Questions - great for Cub Scouts. Really gets the boys thinking.

Paragraph Reminder~ This is great for students who are beginning to write multi-paragraph narratives or essays. Simple, clear, and helpful!

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Ideas for Using the Book Have You Filled a Bucket Today

Back to School "Snowball" Fight from Minds in Bloom - Fun get-to-know you activity.

Get to Know a Middle Schooler - I'm gonna use this with the 6th grade math and science classes I'm taken over.

Toss 'n Talk ball. Have them sit in a circle and toss the ball around. Whichever question is under their right thumb has to be answered. Fun for reviewing LA skills!!

Creative Classroom Ideas | Education | Middle or High School-make one for each period. Use magnetic strip tape for names. Super easy!