This weeks Sunday Spotlight is sharing a fun new resource to help with your noise control in class - noise level bitmoji posters!
These posters are great for a visual display that students can see while working. Teachers could use a special peg or arrow to have the noise level poster at a particular level while working. In my class, I have a noise level monitor and that person is the one that gets to physically move the arrow the noise level expected. Such a fun and engaging way to get students more aware of the noise they are creating and also expectations. And this resource includes Bitmojis which are awesome!
So simple! Download the resource and it will prompt you to a link in a Google Drive folder with the templates. Make a copy of each one and change the bitmoji pictures to be ones of your own! Voila, you are done! Find the link to the resource by subscribing to mrspriestleyict.com. It is in the VIP access area.
My piggy bank bingo
This activity is like usual bingo but with piggy banks! Students get a playing board and put the money note cards in a pile. This game can be played whole class, groups or with buddies. Students can take turns pulling a note money and seeing whether they have that on their piggy bank in front of them. The winner is the person with all their piggy banks covered!
Alongside these resources, there are some others that I have created that interweave amongst it.
This resource is awesome for having students explore using money and purchasing food. This good work into a shop unit that you might have in class, or just to make some real life connections between money and items.
There are three ways to use this resource:
1. use money to create an item of food
2. use money to add 3 items of food together and write the total at the end
3. use money to add the total of the items on the shopping list.
This resource is available on my Teachers Pay Teachers page, check it out here.
Show me the money! A new resource added to my Teachers Pay Teachers store today! This one involves QR codes, getting the students engaged with digital technology also.
Print off the recording sheet and QR codes. Place the QR codes anywhere in the room and have students scan them. Once scanned, students figure out the amount of money on the piggy bank and write it on the recording sheet! So fun and easy to use!
This resource is available on my Teachers Pay Teachers page, check it out here!
Love to hear your feedback! If you have any ideas to be added to the pack too then also let me know! Email me firstname.lastname@example.org
This week's Sunday spotlight is these new maths thinking boards! A great way for students to share their learning in different ways, when solving problems. Perfect for students to love figuring out problems or other ways to explain their thinking.
These thinking boards come for addition, subtraction, multiplication and division problems; catering for all levels or areas of learning. Each thinking board has a space for the equation in the middle and a space for students to write the answer.
These are also available in digital form to download and make copies of. The link to the digital versions are in the maths thinking board pack!
To download this Sunday Spotlight, visit my Teachers Pay Teachers Store or click on the link here >> Maths Thinking Boards. This is another free resource to add to your classroom practice!
Today we opened Room 11's Ice-cream shop (pretend of course)! This is to tie into our classroom learning about ice-creams and money. My students really wanted some way of making a shop, so I did a little bit of research on Pinterest and came across a great resource which has helped make this possible!
I created an area for students to view the menu and price list, a place for ordering and a place for making the ice-creams.
Students could choose a different role:
-the customer: ordering the ice-cream and paying the money
-the shop keeper: taking the order and giving change if needed
-the makers: looking at the orders and making the ice-creams
Students had some fake money that they needed to use to figure out their order and pay the shop keeper. The price list was on our ice-cream shop wall and they had to think about what money they might need to make it. Some students needed to work together with another to figure it out, but many were successful in adding amounts together.
Students then got their order and could pretend to eat it like you would a ice-cream and return it once finished. Students could also give complaints if something in their order wasn't there. It was also a great way of practicing some oral language: using manners, ordering, giving a complaint positively. It was so much fun and my class have asked if we can keep it out everyday to play with.
Check out here for the link to the resource I used, it is from Teachers Pay Teachers and not one that I own sorry! Thanks ABC Nook for the resource!
This week I am sharing my newly created 'My Piggy Bank' game! This game is perfect for those students learning about money, creating sets with money and adding together! We have been focusing on money recently in class so this will be a great addition to our tumbles!
Students choose a game playing board (the
re are 3 to choose from), get a piggy bank and dice. Roll a number and move that many spaces on the game board, gathering the right amount of money for their piggy bank depending on what they land on. The winner is the person with the most money at the end!
**This activity is only in New Zealand dollars so apologies for those from overseas!
Download this resource from my Teachers Pay Teachers store here >> My Piggy Bank.
This week we started looking at money and using fake money to create amounts for objects of food. I assumed that my students actually knew and understood the value that the coins and notes hold. But I was wrong!
So I searched for resources online and came across this awesome object with money amount resource. I used this as a starting point once I had introduced money, their value and done some basic introductory lessons.
As an extension, some of my students wanted to create more than one item at once, like a shopping list! So i took this resource and created my own version but with extensions!
In my Money and Food resource, students can create items of food with coins to show their beginning understanding of money. As an extension, students can then add 3 items together and write the total in the box. This could be used alongside fake money to help.
As a harder challenge, students can add the items and their amounts like a shopping list, and write the total in the box. Students could use this alongside fake money too.
I printed off the individual items and had them displayed in like a shop wall, so students could refer to this when working out the total amounts for this activity.
This activity is a great way for reinforcing creation with money and in a real example or activity practice. This is available for purchase on my Teachers Pay Teachers Store or use the code 'moneyandfood' on my website to purchase it for FREE (for a limited time)!
This week I am sharing these magic number letters with numbers from 1-100! These are perfect for your maths programme - number knowledge focus, independent activity or group work response!
For each number there is different templates depending on what you are focusing on. The numbers from 1-10 focus on easier number representation concepts like drawing a set, counting forwards or backwards or circling the number on a line. As numbers go from 11-100 there are other ways of representing the numbers! There are also blank templates at the end for your own customisation. In these templates there are over 400 combinations for 1-100 magic numbers!
Find the link to the slides here, make a copy and use them in your class! 1-100 Magic Number Templates
I am always looking for new ways of getting students engaged and using Seesaw in a meaningful way. The opportunities with Seesaw are really limitless and thats what makes it so great to use in any classroom!
My new Seesaw resources adapts one originally created by @mickie_mueller/@tracipiltz; which I have then modified for a reading and maths type contract activity! You can find the original here. The aim is for students to use it as a reading or maths contract over a week, and share evidence of their learning using the different tools Seesaw offers! The great thing is this can be adapted or changed to suit your students needs or levels! Perfect for any age.
Each contract has five activities or ways students can document or show evidence in their learning. The reading contract is aimed around a book or study for the week, and the maths could be used for gathering evidence over a longer period of time or time focusing on a particular strategy.
Both of these are customizable, just make a copy of the template and make changes that suit your class! Find the contracts here!
Do your students use Seesaw for recording?
I was on the Seesaw facebook page the other night and saw someone requesting a self assessment rubric or chart for their students to use. So I just finished making this one for teachers and students to use!
In my classroom we currently have a self assessment scale with the three colours: I can do it, I'm getting there, I need some help. This rubric ties into that so it all aligns for my class.
You can download a copy of this for yourself and your classroom here: Seesaw Recording Self Assessment Rubric
There is also a blank version for you to add your own self assessment pictures or codes to. You can download a copy of that one here: Seesaw Recording Self Assessment Rubric blank
Which one doesn't belong is a great prompting discussion within maths time. I use these a few times a week to get students to think about the possibilities and talk about their own reasoning with a buddy. These can be used within any year level, in whole class discussion, group discussion or individually!
I attended a PLD session from Donna Golightly who shared the website to these fantastic thinking prompts! I downloaded and collated some into some slideshows for you to use as well in your class!
There are two sections:
Which one doesn't belong - shapes
Which one doesn't belong - number
Click on the links above to access the google slide deck with some prompts you can use in your maths time. It is a great way to talk about different maths prompts, strategies and ways students think or interpret information. This helps students realise how huge the concept of maths can be and that their way of thinking isn't always the only way!
Mrs Priestley ICT blog is a place to read, download and view ideas!