Alternate between quiet (sit-down) activities and ones where children are active and moving around.
Tired of the same old butcher paper backdrops? Try these:
*Cover your bulletin board with newspaper.
*Buy fabric pieces from a thrift store. The selections are endless.
*Try brown paper bags (opened up and cut into large sheets). Very fallish.
*Try aluminum foil around the holiday time.
Parent Involvement Ideas
Photographer: Invite parents along to photograph special events and field trips with the classroom camera.
Teacher's Helper: Post a request for one or more parents/older siblings/grandparents to assist with things like cutting out pictures or patterns, making playdoh, making games, etc.
Collector: Ask your parents to collect/save "junk" that can be used in the classroom.