This is a cool bulletin board / door idea, having students write down their thoughts to share with other students in the school who walk past and read it. It's a great way to show students that their thoughts matter and are very important! - Brianna Riley
Making Memories in __ Grade. Now this, THIS is a cool idea classroomcollective: Making Memories in __ Grade. “Write down anything you want the class to remember this school year. We will read the papers throughout the last week of school. (Started the first week of school. This jar is jam-packed full and we still have a few more weeks left!)
Snowball Fight...kids write 3 things about themselves on a sheet of white paper. They do not write their names on the paper. Wad it up and on your command, have a "snowball" (or baseball) fight. At the end of 1 minute, each student grabs the nearest snowball and tries to guess who wrote it. Would be great at the beginning of the year!