Cut a slot in an empty container lid big enough for bread bag ties. Collect ties and you have a cheap toy that toddlers love. Dorothy will spend a long time putting the ties into the slot. It helps with fine motor skills, too.
The first time I made a batch of playdough for my son I was amazed. Amazed that the recipe worked, amazed at how quick and easy it was and, mostly, amazed at how much nicer it was than the kind that comes in a can. Smooth, supple and soft, even months later. If you're still buying dough in a can, I urge you to convert. And there's a whole world of art supplies you can make in your own kitchen - some I've never even heard of like flubber, glurch, gak and oobleck.
Teacher Survival Kit I bought an empty paint can from my local Home Depot to hold the kit. The list reads: Animal cookies for when your classroom seems like a zoo. Band-Aids for when things get a little rough. Chewing Gum to help you stick to it. Crayons to colour your day bright and cheerful. Candle for when you are up late marking or planning Smarties because that’s who your teaching Time Out bar because you’ll probably need it by the end of the day
LOVE! Self portrait hand prints - dewestudio lesson Have the students write about their year. What did they think __grade was going to be like, what was it really like? How have they grown? What new things about themselves did they learn? Fill the hands with patterns and the background with their writing.