Book Fortune Teller (Crystal Light container plus popsicle sticks) Kids pull a stick which tells them a call number range and the subject, like "a book about dogs." They learn basic Dewey and enamored with the "fortune telling" aspect
Punch Box Book Fortunes - a cupcake carrier box with book fortunes like "You will read a book whose title starts with L" or You will choose a sports book" on the bottom, then tissue paper squares glued on the back of the cupcake cutouts. They punch out a circle to reveal their book fortune.
For librarians, a library activity. Students make a fortune teller to help choose a book. For example, a book about a fictional athlete or a biography about a scientist. Helps kids discover new books and understand the Dewey Decimal system.
This would be such an awesome lesson! Around valentines day, have students pick out a blind date with a book and then present their blind date to the class on Valentines Day! Still celebrating, but also learning.
This article has interesting ways for students to be grouped during learning activities. Students should have opportunities to think and work together with their peers when working on math problems and tasks. They should not always be grouped by ability grouping either. Scholastic provides 10 math based examples to group students such as one person has the problem and the other person has the solution.