A different take on the diorama: draw three isosceles triangles together to create one equilateral triangle. Fold along the lines. Draw a square with sides the same length as the equilateral triangles, and glue the folded triangles to this base. It's an interesting way to understand how shapes relate to each other, as well as how to present facts, story development, the seasons, and more!
Each kid has their OWN speech bubble - laminate and use dry erase for a quick exit slip or have the kids write their slip/response on a sticky note and put it on their speech bubble...
LOVE this idea! Class timeline--remembering all the awesome stuff we've done!
Have you played ZAP yet? It’s an incredibly easy game that can earn you one, two or three points for correctly answering questions. That is, of course, unless you get ZAPPED! Zapped contestants lose all of their points and must return point cards to the game card holder. Great review activity for any subject. (2.25)
Have you played ZAP yet? It’s an incredibly easy game that can earn you one, two or three points for correctly answering questions. That is, of course, unless you get ZAPPED! Zapped contestants lose all of their points and must return point cards to the game card holder. Great review activity for any subject. (2.00)
Early Finisher activities
Mrs. Gilchrist's Class: More Pinterest Inspiration & Another Freebie :)
Assessment Bulletin Board. This bulletin board would be a great tool to use as an exit ticket out the door. Asking students what stuck with them makes their learning generative each day. This idea could be altered to suit many classroom needs.
Single sheet of paper = mini book - great for writing center
Must make these bean bag balls... Give these to the "fiddlers" in your classroom.
magnetic letter FREEBIE!!!
I had some of my rockin' friends link up their Freebie pages in this linky from Rockin' Teacher Materials
20 different blank gameboards - bright and appealing - use with your own flashcards or follow one of the more than one dozen skills ideas included! $
Sponge Filler - Silent Ball - This works great when it's clean up time! Only students who are cleaned up and sitting in their seats may participate. You give one student a bumpy ball. He or she gently tosses it to another student. If a student drops the ball, gets up out of his/her seat, or talks, they are out of the game. Keep playing until you are down to the last student.
Have you heard of silent ball? It's a sponge activity. Read about it and a couple of other tips.
how to organize sticky notes...replace top with new question as needed...good for exit questions
Differentiate homework & give students choice... Students choose when to do deliberate practice in math 20 min. [review (meet expectations) or take on a challenge (exceed expectations), & in literacy [write for 60 min./week & read for 60 min./week.] Logging what they have done & showing their progress to the teacher throughout the week is mandatory.
Alternatives to Homework/Worksheets.