I like the idea of sending something home to put on the refrigerator. This could be modified for an older class. Parents will see the main things needed to know for a test. Or could use just for spelling or vocab so parents can easily review with student. Homework Ideas, Website, Cute Ideas, Fantastic 1St, Neat Ideas, Great Ideas, Classroom Ideas, Spelling Words, 1St Grade
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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.
Pearson Reading Street Refrigerator Copies- 1st grade...love this idea! Not necessarily "story" of the week, though. Nix that!
hmmmm . . . i need to re-work this into my reading homework next year. It would make reading at home more exciting