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So many possibilities...can be adapted in so many ways...LOVE IT! The kids do an exit ticket on a sticky note and stick it on the door in the way out for a quick assessment of understanding.

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). For this and more great ways to use beads and pipe cleaners in your math lesson, go to: http://commoncoreconnectionusa.blogspot.com/2014/12/beaded-number-rods.html

Grammar Matters: Lessons, Tips, and Conversations Using Mentor Texts, K-6 (Paperback)