DIY sunburst mirror: Use a hot glue gun to attach straight branches (purchase a bundle at Ikea) to the outside of a small round mirror. Cover the mirror and spray paint the branches & mirror frame with silver spray paint. Voila!
Instructional Chart: This chart can be placed in the classroom writing center to give students synonyms to replace simple words. It can be used both as a tool for their writing or as a dictionary to decipher word meanings during reading.