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After reading Seuss's Apples Up On Top, have students create their name apples on top of their first day photo. If you use 3 different colors you can teach an ABCABC pattern, as well as that science fact. There's also a graphing extension for how many letters students have in their name. FREE templates.
This is a great peer-review strategy for any classroom! Students can swap writing pieces and complete a TAG form. They can create a TAG sticky note and do a gallery walk of writing pieces, TAGging each writing piece displayed with their feedback. FREE!! This is a perfect way to promote positive feedback and student reflection during writing workshop!
Cool Bulletin Board idea to "spotlight" a student or famous person. I would do both. Maybe every week a different actor, playwright, designer, etc to research to extra credit or a weekly report, and every now and then a student, to make them feel special having been up on the same wall as a big name.
Teach children how to be a great friend - great poem to introduce to school age children in understanding friendship.