I knew that having relevant, engaging, materials for my early finishers needed to be a priority, so I first tried rotation stations. But, that didn't work for me. I wanted to use this time to work in small groups, but my early finishers were needing me just as much.
THANK GOD for MAKE A TEN! My students were really struggling with that concept, so I decided to make a ppt to help them. We did the ppt during fluency, and because it was still up once my students finished their work, I had them sit and do it again. My final observation was approaching, and my light bulb lit up... I could use this as an early finisher activity. AND the rest is HISTORY!
so, here's how it works!Once my kiddos finish their problem set and exit ticket, they move to the carpet, get their white board and dry erase marker, and hop into the groove of the ppt on the board. The ppts are looped, so they can hop in at any time. They are completely engaged and motivated to get the correct answer. The powerpoints are self-checking and interactive, and the kids just LOVE them!
I've since purchased the pocket white boards. I found them a little flimsy, so I actually put my white boards inside of these so the students can have them on their lap if they choose.
I've also created a sheet that match the powerpoint that slide right into the plastic pockets, so the students can write their answers down and then check themselves with the self-checking ppt. There's also a qr code card that students can scan and the ppt will pop up on their device for them to work on their own (self-checking as well).
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UNIT 11. Tens and Ones
2. Place Value
3. Counting On
4. Number Bonds
5. Number Bonds and Expressions
6. Number Bonds
UNIT 21. Equal Expressions
2. Matching Expressions
3. Missing Addends
UNIT 41. Ten More Ten Less 1 More 1 Less
2. Make a Ten
3. Greater Than Less Than
4. More than 3,4,5
5. Missing Numbers to 39
6. Greater Than Less Than (tens and ones)
7. Number Operations
UNIT 51. 2D Shapes
2. 3D shapes
3. What Time is It?
UNIT 61. Fill in the Blank up to 100
2. Greater Than Less Than up to 100
3. Greater Than Less Than tens and ones up to 100
4. Place Value (Tens and ones up to 100)
5. Ten More, Ten Less, One More, One Less Up to 100
1. Long Vowels
2. Short Vowels
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