So, it's the first full week of school...we haven't gotten into TOO much of our schedule, because I KNOW that around the corner, our intervention time is going to start, and I won't have that 30 minutes in the morning to myself.
So I'm trying NOT to get into TOO much of a routine in the morning...
BUT, we have started our Elmer unit...
I just love Elmer...he's so super cute!!
Anyway, I'm finished with running records too....woohoo!!!
looks like I have my work cut out for me.
It's ok though, I mean, that IS why I became a teacher, right??
I'd rather take a level 2 with good behavior, than a level 28 with bad behavior!
Anyway, we also started our Tasty Facts..
Everyone started on +2 on Monday, and tomorrow, I have a few students on +4 ...woohoo!
BUT, I still have about half the class on +2...oh well, maybe they just need to get back in the swing of things?? lol
I took what I've been doing for YEARS, and prettied them up.
My kids LOVE them because we set goals that they have to pass all the way through their 12s by a certain date and they get to "build" their ice cream sundae or pizza to earn their party!
I give my students 1 minute to complete the quiz. I hand them all out to them, upside down on their desks, set the timer, then GO! When the timer goes off, they know to raise the test in the air. There are two sheets of each fact number on a page. They are NOT in the same order, that way, you won’t always have students sitting next to each other with the same paper, which cuts down on cheating.
As each student passes, they move on to the next quiz. After a few days, you will have some students on 4s, 3s, 2s, and 1s. After they pass their 12s, they earn the ice cream sundae or pizza party. But I don’t make them stop taking quizzes. They instantly move on to the next facts quizzes - and yes, I even have some of my students go all the way through multiplication!
I usually do the ice cream sundae party for addition in December (haha, yes, I know, but it's still fun!) and the pizza party for subtraction sometime in early May (we get out at the end of May).
-cover sheets for both addition and subtraction
-checklists to keep track of your students' success
-2 different versions for each addition fact from 0-12
-2 different versions for each subtraction fact from 0-12
- build your sundae templates
-build your pizza templates
- teacher tips
-posters for bulletin boards
- student examples