part of "to do" packets to be set on tables. Mad libs cute for wedding showers, or in the kids activity books. My feelings on mad libs: Doesn't need to be long.... fill in maybe 10 words at the most. Kids will lose interest in some long story. For variety... each activity book could have a different wedding mad lib so they aren't all the same.
Bags at the dollar store for each student to store their independent reading books, reading response notebooks, writer's notebooks, word work notebooks, post-it notes and a pencil. I put a command hook on each desk for them to keep their bag. It has been so much easier than finding a place to store bulky book boxes and the kids love to carry them around the classroom.
Be soft. Do not let the world make you hard. Do not let pain make you hate. Do not let the bitterness steal your sweetness. EPHESIANS 4:32 And be ye kind one to another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, even as God for Christ's sake hath forgiven you.