Jul 30, 2009
On 6/08/09, This is a great post!!!! (nfm) wrote:
> 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!