Magic Playdough for the first day! Give students white playdough with 2 drops of food coloring hidden in the middle. As the knead the dough, it will magically change color. Magic playdough, Oh so white, I make this wish with all my might, If another color does appear, We're sure to have a GREAT school year!
Love this idea for the first day of school! Have the kiddos make something with playdough while you are taking care of first day housekeeping (supplies, etc.) Then have students write about what they made. Great for the 1st item in their writing portfolio!
At the beginning of the school year, have students bring in their own cereal box to transform into an organizational tool they can use in the classroom. Allow them to personalize their holder with stickers, drawings or photos...Cristi Laprad.....book boxes!!!!!! Cheap