So I went to the shops and grabbed some different types of balls to go in my ball pit - being a plastic container box. How does it work?
Students use the recording sheet alongside the box and can play either by themselves or with a buddy. They take turns picking out a ball, saying the word that is on it and then writing it down on the recording sheet. Students would leave that ball they picked out of the box so students can pick it again.
Another way they could play is with the buddy, once they have picked out the balls to swap recording sheets. Students could then ask each other how to spell a word that was picked out!
Lots of great fun using this resource and I can't wait to get this going in word work time!
I really wanted to get more of a gauge on how students are going in their learning so created this blank template to go alongside any lesson. I also created specific exit slips for our PR1ME levels but these are based on the 1A and 1B books.
Each exit slip has a space for their name, date, show their working, I can space (for the learning intention) and then a reflection smiley face.
I will have students attach these to their books (if they are doing this after a follow up) or once working with me.
I really love the potential this can have and can't wait to report back with more information once I have been using this a bit more!
Download this file below to get it going in your class!
Want some customisable ones? Let me know email@example.com
Google Docs is great for using in the classroom for both teachers and students. It has huge opportunities for collaboration, ease of use and making connections to others across the world. It is an online version of a similar app - Word, but with the data and app save online in the 'cloud'.
At my school I am introducing and implementing work using Google apps in class. A part of this is unpacking google drive and the apps that go along with it. This is a pdf I created that unpacks a little bit more information on what it looks like, the tools and how you can use it.
Check out this easy to read pdf attached below. It just provides you with quick snippets to show you an insight on how it works. Great for those who are unsure on how complicated it can be or how to use the tools.
For the past few years I have created templates that my students (and others across the world) have used for different purposes in learning. Number knowledge, addition, subtraction, spelling practice, word of the week and more! I still have them in seperate slides but really wanted to find a way of making it easier for others to access.
So i put them together in one place >> bit.ly/mrspriestleyictseesawlibrary
Check it out if you're looking for some templates to use in Seesaw!
Some great ways to use the class doorbell that I use:
Obviously I talk about the expectations and what the doorbell will mean if I push it. So if it is being used in between change overs I will say "when you hear the doorbell it means to change to your next activity". If it is tidy up I will prewarn them so they know that also.
This just uses something abit different to get students engaged in the activities and listening to instructions!
Let me know your thoughts on using a doorbell in class! Would love to hear how it works out.
This concept is based off something I saw online, but this resource has really grown over the last week to include so many more resources than when it was first developed!
This resource comes with:
-charts explaining each concept with pre-made pictures
-blank charts for you to add your own pictures
-tumble board pictures
-anchor charts for each concept
This resource also comes with some additional worksheets and activities that I have integrated into this PRISM Maths Concept.
-problem solving thinking frames
-number of the week chart
-missing numbers activities
-signs for boxes
Check out my video below walking you through the resource pack!
Mrs Priestley ICT blog is a place to read, download and view ideas!