Creative Writing The snowball writing method is a fun way to teach your students how to write collaboratively. Students write, crumple, and throw. Their stories are continued by another student in the class!
Squiggle story-Easy enough to have ready for a substitute in an emergency. Useful for a wide range of grade levels. <---I did this in grade as a center, but I think I'll add it to my grade emergency sub plans.
Excellent idea for the chalkboard in the upstairs hallway. put drawing prompts on it in the morning, such as: "What is inside this house?" and let the kids work on it when inspiration strikes. From The Artful Parent.