Self-portrait hand prints – A fantastic art & writing activity for kids of all ages! Students write about their year then decorate their hand print & border with patterns and the background with their writing.
Everyone gets a square with a quarter circle, this is the end result- could be a good ice breaker beginning of year activity. Each student decorates the square and includes their name. Nice way to decorate the bulletin boards in the beginning of the year!
Six Thinking Hats - different thinking styles to help with group work and preparing for the dreaded debate. I would use this strategy in my room to supplement the Drama/Debate teacher's lectures over debate to help my students see the many sides.
CLASSROOM: Self Assessment Marking Trays: I got it! I don't think I understand.when marking the childrens book put a corresponding coloured sticker in on the piece of work so its remembered where the child put themselves
"Would You Like A Synonym With That?" Synonym Word Wall- This display would be a great way to get students to expand their vocabulary by visually seeing the different words they can use or by adding more synonyms to the wall.
Over a display of "movies that will make you think"
Plenary Grid of ideas / Choice Board for exit ticket (students cross off when complete and then keep a record of what types they have completed (i.e / and may not repeat until they have completed all the exit tickets-perhaps modify # of choices?
Working Wall that shows samples of all the work done throughout the unit. Great way to display student progress over a longer period of time. This type of board allows classroom occupants and visitors to appreciate the whole learning process.