early finisher activities - put this in a ziplog bag and make one for each student as an early finish go to assignment; have them keep the assignments in the ziplog bag for safe keeping; when they complete a row, column, or diagonal give them a reward
The All About Me Gazette for the first day of school. We do use this in grade. then at the end of the year the art teacher has them create a TIME magazine self portrait. Combine the two for a great foyer display to celebrate moving on to grade!