Left brain, right brain...I always laugh when I see this type of image. It demonizes the left brain [bland, black and white and boring] and elevates the right brain as the only one with color and flexibility. It's a little more complicated than this, people!
Scientists have discovered more about the role of an important brain protein which is instrumental in translating learning into long-term memories. Writing in Nature Neuroscience, they said further research into the Arc protein's role could help in finding new ways to fight neurological diseases. The same protein may also be a factor in autism, the study said. Recent research found Arc lacking in the brains of Alzheimer's patients.
This lists the rules for comma usage. This addresses the Common Core standard for Grade Language: Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English capitalization, punctuation, and spelling when writing... but it's good knowledge for everyone!
First day project: Friend Tree. Everyone puts their thumb print on the tree then teacher later frames it and hangs it as a reminder that we are all friends. I could even use it at open house and let the parents join us since we're all a team.