Play pickles and ketchup on Friday afternoons. First print then cut the cards in half to make to two signs. Laminate and attach magnets to each of signs. Then on Fridays place them on the board. Anyone who has turned in all of their assignments is a "pickle" and write their name under the pickle sign. Anyone who is missing an assignment has their name placed under the ketchup bottle. Pickles can "pick" a fun game or activity, while "ketchups" catch up on missing work. Amazing how quickly…
Biography Bottles: My little neighbor friend just made one of Cleopatra. It's a 2 liter soda bottle with a styrofoam ball on the top for the head...decorated to look like a character from a book, person from history.... near endless possibilities. Love this as a reading response option.
Such a cool idea! Would definately do this at the beginning of the year.Book Tasting. This could be fun for the beginning of the year. Have the kids "taste" different books and fill in their reading notebook with what books they want to read that year.
FREE Fact Swap Review Game for Any Subject. To begin, each student writes three facts about the subject in the top three boxes. Then students walk around the classroom swapping facts. A student must give a fact in order to get one. At the end, each student should have 9 different facts!