Oct 9, 2010
On 6/05/09, Becky wrote:
> I have numerous ideas and activites for math - many of
> these ideas can be adapted to other subject areas. Some
> can be made into centers/stations. I have mine available
> for when students complete their classwork or for days I
> just want them to practice math(aka my lazy days) I will
> be more than happy to send all to anyone interested.
> Please understand it is all on my computer and will take
> about 10 different emails to get everything to you.
> A few ideas that I will mention here are:
> 1. I have numerous file folders with skill based practice
> in them. All I did was use old worksheets or made-up
> problems, made the folder cute, laminated and off they go
> into the folder area. The kids can use dry-erase markers
> to work the problems directly on the folder. I keep a
> notebook with all of the answers to the folders so the kids
> can check their own work.
> 2. I have some activities on various shaped cards that I
> have bound together with a clip. They hang from a fish net
> hanging from the window.
> 3. My measurement area has all different types of
> measuring tools. The kids like to just play in that area -
> it's amazing to watch them weighing everything they see and
> get excited about it. I have made some task cards to use
> in this area.
> 4. Games - I visit thrift stores on a regular basis and
> find all types of items I can use. I just recently bought
> a "Chutes and Ladders" game - yep, that's right a child's
> game. I will program cards to use for the game and ONLY
> use the game board itself for the game. Battleship is a
> great game that the boys love - teaches grids and logic. I
> have the "Hungry, hungry hippo" game - programmed for
> 5. I have an area of activities that the students are
> allowed to check out and take home to play with their
> families. They love coming back to school and telling me
> they beat mom, grandmother, etc.
> 6. Many of my activities are printed on business cards -
> fairly cheap.
> 7. I have games that kids can play with decks of cards
> (Dollar Tree sells cards - 2 decks for a buck. They also
> sell dice, I think there are about 8 dice in a pack). I
> have also purchased jewelry kits for foam jewelry - I use
> the pieces for game markers. I have also purchased cheap
> necklaces from the party store to use the pieces for game
> pieces - ex. we don't play Bingo in my class, we play
> FLAMINGO. Yep, the pieces we use for markers are little
> pink flamingos I cut off of a necklace.
> I hope these ideas have helped some. Please email me if
> you wish to have everything else.
> I love my job!