There are so many ideas out there that you can use, download and purchase that can fit into the look or activity you are trying to complete. Bitmoji is so easy to use but if you're stuck, keep an eye out on my youtube channel for a Bitmoji video coming soon!
Check out some of the Bitmoji resources I have in the VIP access area also!
Many of us are heading back to school soon with New Zealand and Australia starting the new school year! This is very exciting - new students, new classrooms, maybe even a new school! In my classroom last year, I made a big effort to include student voice in with the things we had in the classroom, where items went and learning activities.
The best thing I ever did was ask my students to name the 5 most important things in the classroom to help us learn, that we use everyday and that make our classroom special or unique! The most important things to have in this room if we had to empty everything out.
So here we have it....The 5 must haves in your classroom according to my 7 year olds.
And there you have it! 5 must haves in the classroom according to my 7 year olds from 2018! Quotes taken from my students and there was no bribery when talking about me (hahaha).
Sunday Spotlight is back! 🙌❗️
With so many new resources made this last week you really need to head over to the VIP area of my website for more than just one.
But today's one was made specifically for a customer - a make your own version of my Daily 5 Checklist. Instead of a pre-made one, you can use the icons to make your own one! Specific to your class and your students! This is great if you only want specific students to be doing particular Daily 5 items, or maybe practice an item more than the others giving more opportunities to practice it on their checklist.
It really is simple to use! Just copy and paste the icon and drag it to where you want it on the checklist. The black square on the left is for their name or a picture of their face. I always use pictures so they know whose is whose, especially for those students that struggle with names.
Check out this quick video below on how it works and use the code 'daily5' on my website to get 50% off this resource and my Daily 5 pack!
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 email@example.com
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)!
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!
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