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Each Gladware container holds a student's crayons. The cups with scissors are velcro-ed to the caddy to keep them from sliding. Tape a copy of this picture to the side of the caddy so the kids can reference it when cleaning up
Differentiate homework & give students choice... Students choose when to do deliberate practice in math 20 min. [review (meet expectations) or take on a challenge (exceed expectations), & in literacy [write for 60 min./week & read for 60 min./week.] Logging what they have done & showing their progress to the teacher throughout the week is mandatory.