Saturday, May 4, 2013

Calming the Chaos:Blog Hop

Welcome to the Calming the Chaos Blog Hop hosted by 2peasandadog.
All of us bloggers have come together to share our top tips for making the last month of school run smoothly. Visit each of our blogs to learn something new and catch a freebie or two!
Happy Hopping
 
In my units I like to use an activity called "find someone who...". Here's how it works. Each kids gets an answer sheet. They then walk around the room, find a partner and say "can you solve letter h?" If they answer the problem correctly, then that student writes their name in that box and move onto a new partner. If they get the problem wrong they must move onto the next person. Once all of the boxes have been signed, have them sit back down and review the answers.
 
They really love this game. I always reward them with a sticker or some small treat if they can "play the game without getting to noisy." It works really well. What I love the most is that they are learning from each other. If one student is struggling, they rarely ask me for help. They'll ask their partner and of course they enjoy helping. Its fantastic!
 
I've noticed the past few weeks that my kiddos are needing a serious review on telling time. I created this little review to get them up out of their seats, moving around while their still engaged in the lesson. Click here to get "Find Someone Who Can Tell Time". There are two sheets with clocks to the hour and half hour, and two sheets with clocks in 5 minute increments.
 
 
 
 
 
You can use this idea with just about any concept; math facts, sight words, vocabulary. Its a favorite in my classroom and always seems to hold their attention for more than 5 minutes! It is also a part of my EOY Campout: A 2nd Grade Math Review.
 





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12 comments:

  1. This is a really cute idea! I have used it at the beginning of the year as a "getting to know you" activity, but I love it as review! I might have to do this this week as we review for state testing! Thanks for sharing!

    Tara
    TeachingwithTWitte

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    1. I hope you enjoy it! My kids really do! Good luck with testing. We just finished up last week.

      Marcy

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  2. I love the telling time activity!! What a great game, thanks! I won't have time to use it this year but I will definitely use it next year.

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    1. You're welcome! I hope you can use it at some point!

      Marcy

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  3. Very cute idea! I just found your blog through the blog hop, I'm your newest follower!

    ✿Sue✿
    Science for Kids Blog

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  4. Hello fellow-blog-hopper-friend! I'm your newest follower!

    Susanna Westby
    Whimsy Workshop

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    1. I am loving this blog hop! Thank you!

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  5. Are the clocks meant to be reversed? (Because that would really let you know who can tell time!) My class loves this kind of activity!

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    1. Oh no!!! I have no idea how that happened. I fixed it and you can re-download the activity. Is for some reason its not working please e-mail me at marcy.fambro@gmail.com and I'll send it to you. Thank you so much for letting me know.

      Marcy

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    2. Thank you! Got the new version. (I reversed the spelling test papers for April Fool's Day...the kids thought it was hilarious!) Thanks for this fun activity!

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  6. I love your clock worksheet! Can I ask how do you generate your clocks on the computer? Do you use a website or do them yourself?
    Ps. you have a new follower! I'm all for 2nd grade blogging buddies! Congrats on getting married soon!!

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