Place the letters around the floor for the children to dance around. Play music. When the music stops, shout out a letter and the children have to find and sit on that letter. Best to use easy letters first, then as the children learn, you can introduce more difficult letters like b and d. Can also use this game for numbers instead of letters, or maybe sight words once they’ve got their letters sussed.
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: http://commoncoreconnectionusa.blogspot.com/2014/12/beaded-number-rods.html