Short vowels: Shake it short vowel sounds song. Its a great way to get those kinesthetic learners learning and moving. While students sing the song, they shake the body part that goes with the vowel. There are also pictures included for visual learners.
Challenge students to read 100 books by the end of school. Record title and author of each book on a paper "chain" link and return the complete chain for a photo op and to be gushed over for completing such a feat :o)