Friday Journals--kids write a note on Friday telling parents what they learned that week. The parents write a short response back to their child, and the child brings the notebook back Monday. Each parent response earns a sticker for the cover.
Your Teacher's Aide: The 3 Minute Classroom Clean-Up. Give each student a wipe. Start the song "Rockin' Robin." They wipe down everything they can while the song plays. Student must be back in their seats and silent at the end of the song.
Interactive Daily 5 Check in board. They just drag their picture to their choice and if all the spaces are taken, they will know they have to make a new choice! Talk a lot about making sure they get to every daily 5 choice by the end of the week!