Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Activities Like.....Blog Hoppin' Linky Party {with freebie}

I'm excited to join my friends over at Blog Hoppin' to share a couple of activities I like love using in my classroom! These activities are super easy to prepare and keep my students engaged in their learning...win-win!


 First up...Roll & Retell
  
Let's face it, checking for understanding and answering comprehension questions can get BLAH real quick! To keep my students engaged in answering and asking questions about key details {R.L.1.1}, I have them play a dice game called Roll & Retell. My kiddos play this game during Daily 5, guided reading, independent/partner reading, as well as sometimes after they have listened to me read a book. It's so much fun that they want to read more just to continue playing it! You can download your own copy of Roll and Retell {here}:)

Math Journals
      Math journaling is also a big deal in my classroom! 
It's a wonderful way to understand your students’ mathematical thoughts, problem-solving strategies, misconceptions, opinions, etc. An open-ended style math journal also acts as a differentiated assessment tool, as well as documentation of your students' growth! Can't get much better than that, huh?!!?

My kiddos use their math journals for 10-15 minutes at the beginning of our math segment. It's a special time for us to stretch our thinking and celebrate multiple solutions & strategies to work out a problem! 
 http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Math-Journal-Prompts-The-Complete-Set-243016
You can check out the prompts that I use {here}!

Don't forget to link up your activities like....over at Blog Hoppin'!
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4 comments:

Angie Olson said...

I, too, use math journals in my 2nd grade classroom and LOVE them! I will hop over and check out your math journal prompts. P.S. Your blog design is adorable!
Mrs. Olson’s Lucky Little Learners

Ashley Reed said...

I have your math journals and love them. Your blog design is so adorable!1
Ashley
Just Reed!

Shelly Sitz said...

I do math journal but don't have time to think of new prompts. I will have to go and check yours out. They look great!

Shelly
Smiling and Shining in Second Grade

Jessica said...

Thanks so much for the roll & read! It's perfect to pull for guided reading! The kids will love this!

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