Class Dojo Is an online program to communicate with parents and students. They can earn rewards and track their progress. Parents can also get updates on their children I think this would be a great addition to the classroom.
Self-Assessment Station: Novice, Apprentice, Practitioner, Expert (Common Core all the way!) So students aren't embarrassed by separating this papers maybe have stickers or something to put on paper instead.
Your students will think that these penguin projects are "COOL!" Use water bottles, cotton balls, wiggly eyes, and construction paper to create these cute winter penguins. *Could even do some Penguin bowling