Partner wheel: Put the kids you don't want together in the smaller circle and match them up to the kids in the larger circle! I would add arrows to the larger circle to help younger students understand their partners
New Years Idea: Start the year with an empty jar and fill it with notes about good things that happen. Then, on New Years Eve, empty it and see what awesome stuff happened that year. Good way to keep things in perspective.
Early Finisher Task Cards ~ "I have my flipflop holder hanging on a hook on a cabinet door in my classroom. I punched a set of holes in each task cards and hooked then together with a ring. I then placed the rings on the notches on the flip flop holder.