end of the day questions that don't have to deal with school. can be good for students that just need to take a break from school and talk with each other and the teacher. helps with the culture of the classroom
Teach with Trash: Tissue Box Science It would be a good idea to use these as mystery boxes. Place six items in boxes and have them guess what the objects are or what they may all have in common. Could be used to introduce a new unit or book.
Pinning this as an idea to adapt.I wouldn't use the alphabet, but could adapt this to other skills we do in Grade. (Math, grammar, etc.) Simple, on-going collage alphabet chart using environmental print from magazines.
'Marvin the addition monster' Pick a card (visual reps on cards) and put corresponding number ring on Marvin's horn. Put correct amount of blue counters down one horn, and yellow down the other. Open Marvin's mouth and you've got the total.