Beaded number rods for subtraction! Great visual for students with special needs. Adding concrete materials when performing simple operations, helps build number sense to ensure students are relating quantities to symbols (numbers).
"The most powerful tool in coaching is the question - the Greek philosopher Socrates is regarded by some to have been the first coach. Among other things, he used deversified questions in his talks with his students. Here is how he did it.
Pom Pom Bookmarks Make cute little pom pom bookmarks with yarn. My bonding with the kids normally involves movies and popcorn. Other times we would spend hours in my craft room just tinkering on interesting projects that boost their creativity.