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Primary Possibilities: Positive Behavior Rewards  SECRET STUDENT--so much fun, Love this idea!

Primary Possibilities: Positive Behavior Rewards SECRET STUDENT--so much fun, Love this idea! If the secret student has done well then all get a positive reward. All have to work hard just incase it's them.

Literacy help: Alan Peat story bags - How to develop story writing and literacy skills in younger children.

Early on in my teaching career I was introduced to Alan Peat's idea of using story bags to help children write stories. A brilliant idea that really works.

Maths challenge, answer the number problem and then unlock the padlock with the answer key.

ORDERED Maths challenge, answer the number problem and then unlock the padlock with the answer key. Great for times tables or other number facts

Make an “I’m Done!” cup so that early finishers aren’t bored. | 37 Insanely Smart School Teacher Hacks

This could be adapted to suit my class! (via Team V’s First Grade Fun: “I’m Done” Cups) Students pick a stick from the “I’m Done” cup and work on an activity when they are finished with their work. Teachers can range the activities depending on the grade.