I created "Fame Frames" this week. I got this idea from Teacher Tipster. Watch the video provided in this link for the rationale.
The second item is another great idea from Teacher Tipster called the Whisper Bell. Watch the video provided in this link for the rationale. I love this idea. It has a certain mystery about it I think the kids will love and I love tapping that bell kinda like Si from Duck Dynasty (I threw that out there just to prove my point about how random I can be. If you'd like a good laugh, click here.)
This idea came from a teacher in a GT workshop I attended. You know the child who can't stop bouncing his or her leg up and down? This is a fidget that will work for them. You take a noodle and cut it in half and then in half again. The child can then roll the noodle under his/her feet. It doesn't make any noise and satisfies the need for movement.
Loving this book! I think it's a great text to use at the beginning of the year to check geography skills similar to the way my friend Charlotte over at Fabulous Fifth Grade fun does in this post.
Two more weeks a my new kiddos and I will be off and running using all this stuff!
Have a terrific weekend!