Rainbow Fish and positive classroom behavior management... each child has their own Rainbow Fish. Give stickers out for positive reinforcement and have them "decorate"their Rainbow fish. Once they reach a predetermined number of "scales," they can swap their Rainbow Fish for a prize!
A pinner said: "i put a box like this on my desk last year and it was ALWAYS full of notes, stories and drawings from my kids. If they began to tell a story during a lesson I'd say "oh! box!" This way I heard the story AND kept the lesson going." Great idea!
rainbow suite door decs (How I will use this idea: traditional arc rainbow...ending at a pot of gold. The gold will be a 'picture' of and remind/reinforce to the kids that He is the treasure we should search for and he is the treasure who will make your life better-make you your best!)
Hands-On Lessons Reinforce the power of hands-on learning! In the below collection you will find four new lesson plans for grades K-6 that explore the subjects of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math. Each contain a whiteboard-ready component and a fun hands-on craft. Plus, browse the remaining collection for lessons on earth-friendly crafts!
Every year I read The Rainbow Fish (if I'm teaching primary) and do a writing/art project. They learn about being a good friend and sharing while I read the story and talk about it. Then we write sentences about what a good friend is and make a tear-art "rainbow fish" with a piece of foil for his shiny fin. My kids love the project and it's a great way to get them thinking and writing the first week back to school. :)