In order to effectively teach students of diverse backgrounds and experiences, teachers must build upon the differences and highlight the unique attributes of their students to connect them with the material.
My teacher uses a Noise Meter similar to this one. The Noise Meter is a cool way to remind students the correct noise level that they should be using! You just use the paper clip and move it to the appropriate noise level the students should be using.
"If I Was President, I Would ." For this assignment, students create a flag background and design their portraits on top. These colorful projects and creative writing assignments would make an eye-catching Presidents' Day bulletin board display.
Week Presidential Election Books to go with the theme for this unit. These are lower than a third grade reading level but might be good for transitions or fun reads after lunch or recess or in personal reading time.