I would use this chart during group time. Each child would have a picture card and would be able to put the picture where they think it belongs, we would then talk about it to make sure everybody understands.
Folk Dance to "Jingle Bells"- I did this with different body percussion (pat, pat, pat, cl, cl, cl, share, share share); I like how they walk hand in hand around the circle and switch partners on the last phrase!
Twitter exit cards -- Today's Teaching Tweet. Students put their names in the form of @____ and then below that they write what they learned from today's lesson. Lastly, they #hashtag a "trending topic."
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