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October 30, 2018

No Tricks, Just Treats

Confessions of a Frazzled Teacher

Whose bright idea was it to put Halloween in the middle of a school week? I am surviving by completing lots of projects/activities with my students. Here's a little peek at our week and how we are surviving. (Stay tuned to the end for a special treat!)

* Read alouds - My favorite is The Hallo-weiner by Dav Pilkey.

* Art projects - Tomorrow we are making Fact Family Frankensteins. Keep on eye an my Instagram for pics.

* Review Work - This group needs work that they know they can master. For this, I have given review work on expanded form, rounding (this group really gets this skill), and greater/less than. They get so excited when the work is "easy." 

Differentiated Halloween No Prep Math Printables

These are the sheets we used.

* Task Cards - I have three sets of task cards for different levels of students. My lowest two students were told they had to work on the cards at one table. These were one digit cards. The rest of my students were given the chance to work on the cards they thought would be a good fit. Almost half decided on the three digit cards. I love how the kids want to challenge themselves!

October Task Card Bundle - Addition Without Regrouping

These task cards helped me group students by ability.

* When in doubt, a single Hershey's Kiss makes great motivation for students. A new incentive we tried was when you finished the regular work (correctly), students had the chance to work on a challenge sheet (the same work at a more difficult level). If students mastered that work, they got one Hershey Kiss. Bonus, the teacher (aka me) got one too!

And now a little bonus for you, for the next 24 hours, I have marked the task cards below as Free on Teachers Pay Teachers. Just click the pic to take you to the resource. 

Pumpkins Fact and Opinion Task Cards

Good luck on Halloween...and the rest of the week!

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