Great watercolor study - have them practice different watercolor techniques, cut it out and arrange it, then cut words out of magazines
Students must find 20 adjectives that describe themselves.--Good first day of school activity to get to know students
School Year Selfies
"School Year Selfie" bulletin board idea.
similes and metaphors flap book. Kids loved making it and it creates a great understanding of the difference between similes and metaphors.
Just Dance Kids videos: Anytime I notice that they need a quick break, I tell them we are going to "get our sillies out" and they get so excited. It takes less than two minutes to complete the video, but it makes such a difference in their attentiveness and focus after that. Oh, and did I mention that it's fun?!?