Saturday, September 1, 2012

Place Value Task Cards --- FREEBIE

My students needed a little more practice/review with place value and writing numbers, so I created some task cards.  I used powerpoint so that I can print two slides on each paper, cut and paste onto construction paper, then laminate, and finally put onto rings for students to take to their seats.

Monday, August 13, 2012


This is something that I took from Pinterest, but I do not know the original owner....  so if you know, please let me know so that I can give the credit.

This BINGO board will be used for students who are "Caught Being Good." I placed pockets on the chart. I put paperclips on the pockets. Each student has a cut-out star with their name on it. When they are "Caught Being Good," they will clip their star to a pocket. When the chart is full, I will roll dice to determine the winner. The winner gets a prize.

I use a clipboard for students to sign when they break a rule, so I thought this was great motivation for the other students.

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Partner Rounding/Comparing War (Review)

Review! Review! Review!  It's almost time for testing! My students are working extra hard this week and are motivated to do their best! As we were reviewing rounding, I thought it would be fun to have some friendly competition.

Each student 'hamburger' folded their paper three times. Then, we all labeled the boxes with the same place value headings. Then students wrote 6 lines. (This is where the numbers will go.)

These are the directions I gave to the students:
1. One student sits, and the other student stands behind them.
2. The sitting student rolls the die 6 times and records the numbers on their sheet ONLY.
3. The sitting student will round the digit for the place value that was already written on their paper.
4. The standing student('teacher' student) is watching closely to step in and give assistance.
5. Students switch places and repeat the steps.
6. After both students have rounded their numbers, they compare their final numbers. Whoever has the largest rounded number, gets to put a star on their paper in the box.

The students LOVED this!

This was the example that I used for the kids.

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

common core

Just found this website with all this common core units... we haven't started using the common core standards yet, but this website looked pretty helpful