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Beaded number rods for subtraction! Great visual for students with special needs. Adding concrete materials when performing simple operations, helps build number sense to ensure students are relating quantities to symbols (numbers). For this and more great ways to use beads and pipe cleaners in your math lesson, go to:

Fraction Flowers with Paper Plates

FREE Printable Fraction Flowers - what a fun way for visualize fractions (math, math activity, 2nd grade, 3rd grade, 4th grade, 1st grade)

First Day of School Activities for Big Kids

Would be a good activity to do in the first week of school to go over what a teachers job is and what the students job is. With younger kids it might be good to come up with a big list and then scale it down so the final list is not so overwhelming.