Beaded number rods for subtraction! Great visual for students with special needs. Adding concrete materials when performing simple operations, helps build number sense to ensure students are relating quantities to symbols (numbers). For this and more great ways to use beads and pipe cleaners in your math lesson, go to: http://commoncoreconnectionusa.blogspot.com/2014/12/beaded-number-rods.html
Girl scout promise door hanger. The girls glued the promise to a piece of construction paper that had holes punched in it. Then yarn was used to make the door hanger. The girls are supposed to hang the promise on their bedroom door and are supposed to recite the promise every time they walk through the doorway. Practice makes permanent!