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Use paint sticks and velcro to make an activity of putting things in order; could also use for an individual schedule for kids with autism-- very portable!

wow I HAVE to do this one for my student's mothers day gift! SO CUTE!

Great list of Morning Meeting activities to do with students

Friday Journals--kids write a note on Friday to their parents telling what they learned that week. The parents write a short response back to their child, and the child brings the notebook back Monday. Each parent response earns a sticker for the cover. Love it--a great way to practice letter writing, and to get parents involved. Helps the children ingrain what has been taught into their memory too.


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Graffiti Wall Review Activity - love! GREAT REVIEW EXERCISE.

"....When a student proudly brings me a card or drawing, I read it and tell them how wonderful they are, and then direct them to the Cards to Remember book. They add their card or drawing to the binder. I leave the binder on display so other students can look through it." - I MUST do this next year!!!