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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.
Use the cups during group time/center time... Stack them: (each group gets a set) Green, yellow, red. If a group gets too loud, remove the green and place under stack. If it continues, remove the yellow. Once they are on red, that particular group time is over and they begin working silently using paper and pencil Independently. ( idea from Organized Classroom Blog)