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Going out with a BANG! Last 10 days of school... each balloon has a special activity. Everyday you pop one balloon to find out what it is! (work without shoes on, eat lunch in the classroom, switch seats day, etc.)

Beaded number rods for subtraction! Great visual for students with special needs. Adding concrete materials when performing simple operations, helps build number sense to ensure students are relating quantities to symbols (numbers). For this and more great ways to use beads and pipe cleaners in your math lesson, go to: http://commoncoreconnectionusa.blogspot.com/2014/12/beaded-number-rods.html

FREEBIE! This self portrait activity includes directions/steps to draw a person. You can put it up for Back to School Night, Open House and/or use it as an assessment for your students' portfolios. You can also use both beginning of the year and end of the year samples to put up for your Open House. You and the parents will love to see the growth they make in both writing and drawing! Have Fun!

Cute back to school idea. Children's names on balloons so they can find their seat fast. There's a treat attached to it and they take it home with them.

Interactive Alphabet Notebook

This interactive alphabet notebook is perfect for teaching the alphabet to children. Children will make a craft for each letter, write their letters, and cut and paste different pictures that match the letter.