Friday, October 16, 2015

Tricks and Treats Blog Hop

Even teachers should get to trick-or-treat, right?! The teachers from the The Elementary Entourage thought so too! We've gotten together to offer a Tricks and Treats Blog Hop! So grab your teacher bag and start collecting those goodies!

Here's my trick: Use a timer to monitor transitions or manage class activities. I use timers for EVERYTHING! I have a special one that's super loud for reading transitions.

Make sure to announce the amount of time students have to complete an activity. For instance, I might say to the class, "You have 1 minute to come up with 3 things you learned about bats. Ready, go!" This creates a sense of urgency.


Do you have any of these goodies?? I found them at the Dollar Store and the Target Dollar Spot. I use them to play some of my favorite autumn math games. #iheartmathtime


I made this new game to match the work we've been doing with subtraction. There's a workmat and recording sheet. I don't use recording sheets often, but I definitely felt like my kiddos needed to practice writing out those number sentences. 


Click {HERE} to get your hands on this freebie.


Be sure to check out some of the blogs below for more tricks and treats.




5 comments:

  1. oh sooooo cute using the erasers for math practice! Love it. Also I've always thought about using timers or music for transitions but never did it. Must remember to do so.

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  2. I use my timer so often, but using it to create urgency for turn & talk or coming up with ideas on the carpet is an amazing trick that will be happening on monday in my class!

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  3. I love those erasers! I can see I am going to need a timer, too. Thanks for sharing! So glad you are a part of EE!!!!

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  4. Love the timer! I need to get better at when I say one minute----I need to STICK TO MY GUNS with the time! Too often I'll let it stretch a bit longer….yikes!

    Love the ideas!
    Amber
    PeppyZestyTeacherista

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  5. Such a good idea to use a timer! I love using themed erasers for things, so thanks for this freebie!! We are happy to have you be a part of our blog!!
    Tickled Pink in Primary

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