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    Use the bracelets for assigning students into teams and groups for class projects, or put the bracelets in a paper bag and have students close their eyes and pick one.

    cheap frame, white poster board, paint swatches and scrapbook paper in various shades, and a dry erase marker. New classroom calendar!

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    I think this would be great to use during my intervention lessons with individual students or small groups.

    First day of school activities.

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    To promote kindness in the classroom...this is the time of year we all need a new idea! have students make a shout out about another student who is doing good.

    I love using fun sayings and jingles with my students to get their attention. It keeps me from sounding...

    2nd Grade Stuff: No More Stacks of Paper - ORGANIZE!

    Such a sweet idea for teachers to do in their class! Classroom B-day idea... or just a great community builder mid-year. This is seriously one of the sweetest ideas I have ever seen. If there is no smartboard in your room maybe you could do it with large bulletin board paper. Then they could keep the kind words.

    Minefield -- Duct Tape Teambuilding Game - YouTube This would be a great game at the beginning of the year. It would help kids work together as teams and build trust. Its also great for focus, when everyone is talking, you have to listen for your partner.

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    "I Map" - from Jeff Anderson's Mechanically Inclined.......beginning of the year activity.....get to know you activity

    My favorite project from last year. Grade 2. Promoting self esteem thru art. Called it "a little birdie told me"...the kids and parents adored these. Planning on doing it again this year.

    63 Inspirational Signs for Classroom in Color & Black & White. I will print these out and have a new quote each day. Love this idea

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