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 REWARD! This is such a good idea, also keeping in mind that they could always read, study spelling words, etc.
Are Your Early Finishers Making the Most of Their Time?
In my experience, nothing can be more disruptive in a classroom than a student with nothing to do, and each year I have a group of students who tend to complete the assigned work with time to spare. Every year I rethink my bank of "early-finisher" activities, and this year I found a great one!