main idea bags - students look at items in bag, determine what they have in common, and write the main idea and supporting details of the bag! Use foldables to write the main idea at the bottom and details on the flaps. Draw a pic under the flaps.
CALMING CADDY: Items to include: stress ball, Play Doh, squishy balls.to squeeze out anger. Crayons and spiral tablet.to write down feelings or draw. A calming jar.to relax. A small stuffed toy.for deep breath
Here's a nice idea for a quick formative assessment of student understanding. Great way to check for understanding throughout the lesson, and love the idea of A,B,C on back for whole-class quick answers.
As a part of a classroom guidance lesson on anger management, I use these "Cool Down Ice Cubes" to discuss ways to cool-off our anger before an explosion happens! This lesson and these ice cubes are a HUGE hit with the students!