Give each student a sheet of paper with every classmate's name on it. They had to write a nice sentence about everyone in the class. Then each student has 20+ nice things written about him or her. This activity was great because some of the students in my class don't hear about how great they are at home. Keep them in a frame to preserve them. The kids will love hearing about how great they are from classmates.
7th Grade. Topography. Cut an organic shape of construction paper. Re-trace it on another piece and copy the line only a little smaller. Continue until the pieces become small. Once all the pieces are cut out, glue together, add a small piece of styrofoam in between to get the height to really show. Try to place the styrofoam above one another to make it easier to press down once it has been built up.