Ticket reward system: Give out tickets as a reward for good behavior. Write the name of the student on the back and place in a jar. At the end of the week, draw a name and let that student choose something from the treasure box. It's so fun!
I used this template to create Writing Offices for my third grade students. The students have these offices available when they are writing and can refer to the information listed there! It includes information about: the writing process, an editing.
Basically, you make the quiet critters with a pom-pom, heart-shaped foam piece (for the feet) and mini wiggle eyes. I tell my students that my "quiet critters" need a friend to take care of them, but they only can survive/like QUIET friends.