This all inclusive lesson plan pacs a big hit and students will love the student centered exploratory component of this hands on learning! Students will interact with content at four different stations in which they will build, cut, create, and identify polygons, angles, triangles, and three dimensional shapes. You will need some supplies to make this as effective as possible including scissors, glue, straws (pipe cleaners, toothpicks, or cut popsicles sticks will do), as well as construction paper (or colored paper).
The lesson plan comes with clear instructions for teachers, station labels, and a student pack with 4 different worksheets to be complete at each station. An answer key is also included for your convenience. Let me know if you have any questions and best of luck!
Be sure to check out my Geometry Creation Station Task Cards as a fun Exit Ticket, Assessment builder, Independent Work, or spiral review
3.G.A.2, 4.G.A.1, 5.G.B.3, 5.G.B.4, 6.G.A.4
This fun and student-friendly self-reflection form will be the hit of your class as student see that their input matters and they are given the opportunity to self-evaluate. Students will be able to track their behavior over time as they see how they give themselves more smiley faces over time.
This simple form can serve as awesome documentation and a point of conversations with students and families!
This simple and student friendly template is designed to facilitate student note taking. The format is customized from Cornell Notes and adapted for success for students at all levels. This product comes with 4 differentiated versions that include different line spacings, bullet points, and empty spaces to meet the needs of all students in your classroom!
Check out my alternative Note Taking Templat
Finding it hard to keep all students reading within their ZPD? Is Accelerated Reader (AR) being implemented in your classroom? If so, check out these really easy customizable bookmarks where each student has a bookmark with their ZPD, their AR point goal, book level goal and their accuracy goal all in on place. Simply replace the "student" label on each with each students name, print, laminate (optional) and fill in the applicable spaces! The students will love their bookmark and it will take one more thing OFF of YOUR plate!
The lessons in Dr. Seuss's Oh The Places You'll Go story are invaluable and offer a great text example of beginning with the end in mind as we think through our decisions. This fun and engaging lessons pushes students to identify various story elements such as theme, key ideas, textual based answers as well as creative writing based on text to self connections. Students will respond to a supplied prompt relating the story to the students and having them think about where they want to go!
Included are instructions for the teacher, a sloppy-copy planning sheet and then 4 differentiated final copy templates in which the teacher can easily give different students one of the variety of templates that best fits the need of each student (there are version labels on the bottom right of each template).
This has proven to be a great reflective process to use during the first week of teaching since it can be the driving force of motivation throughout the year; it can easily be used at any point that fits your schedule though! *Also an ideal way to infuse reading and writing, to celebrate Dr. Seuss's Birthday!
W.2.3, W.2.5, W.3.1, W.3.2, W.3.3, W.4.1, W.4.2, W.4.3, W.4.4, W.5.1, W.5.2, W.5.3, W.5.4, W.6.1a, W.6.2, W.6.3, W.6.4, W.6.9, W.7.1, W.7.2, W.7.3, W.7.4, W.7.9, W.8.1, W.8.2, W.8.3, W.8.4, W.8.9, W.9-10.1, W.9-10.2, W.9-10.3, W.9-10.3a, W.9-10.4, W.11-12.1, W.11-12.2, W.11-12.3, W.11-12.9, W.3.1b, W.3.1c, W.3.1d
In an effort to make learning multiplication tables fun for students, rolling numbers is a great chant format that invests all students! Rolling numbers is a chant/song that goes along with the skip counting for each multiplication table. These chants were all created BY my students so I definitely urge you to use our chants as a foundation and customize them on your own!
You are purchasing the lyrics alone. In the file, you will find the accompanying Youtube video that goes with it so you can model expectations in your classroom as well; this way students can hear the rhythm and replicate it.
3.OA.A.1, 3.OA.A.3, 3.OA.B.5, 3.OA.C.7, 4.OA.B.4
Check out this free task Card template! It comes in a variety of background colors to fit the need of your product. Each of the 10 variations has clear borders and lines to be cut out on which suits four task cards per page.
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Check out this awesome, and easily integrated mini research assignment to help students develop their knowledge of plant and animal adaptations (I've also used it with insects as students choose). You can either assign a variety of organisms for students to research, or allow them to use a site like kidrex.org to find their own examples and approve it before they complete their worksheet. Students are to use their textbook, articles, and most importantly the internet to fill in a variety of questions about their specific organism. Vocabulary included here are things such as region, predators, habitat, adaptations and more. Students will love the autonomy and freedom to control their own learning and explore specific animals and plants that interest them and will explore the adaptations that help them survive and reproduce.
For an added element, I have the students present their worksheet to the class so the class can preview a variety of other organisms as well! The rest of the class can use the presentations as guided notes with the attached Notes Sheet (you can check out a sample of this in the preview as well).
This 42 mix of questions worksheet covers multiplication and division for 0-12. This worksheet can easily be used for early finishers, classwork, homework or any combination thereof. Hope this makes your day a little easier!
On this assessment, students will answer twenty five questions related to greater than, less than, equal to as well as ordering numbers based on place value from least to greatest and greatest to least.
2.NBT.A.4, 3.NBT.A.1, 4.NBT.A.2
Check out this simple but effective differentiated acrostic poem template. There are three levels in which you can easily designate for different students or for different grade bands. A clear set of instructions are also included for the students and can be easily removed for display in the classroom!
Planning your own unit plans? Want to setup a draft of your 9 week plan? Want to map out your plans ahead of time? Looking for another way of tracking and planning lessons, tests, homework etc.?
Check out this clear and well-organized template that you can edit or print and write in. This simple addition will organize your schedule, lessons, and units clearly for each six week period. Also check out my similar 6-week edition!
Check out this easy to use interventions log to keep track of each student's interventions. Simply check write the date each time an intervention occurs and place a check under the category that applies. Change the headings for each student as you wish! This is a perfect way to quick and easily create documentation of interventions!
This awesome week along (adjustable) project allows students to collaborate and explore a specific simple machine on their own and own their own education. Students will work together to create a presentation of their choice on a specific topic such as wedge, wheel and axle, lever, and screw. A rubric is attached.
Check out my Simple Machine Exit Ticket.
Check out this awesome and simple interview template that can be used to get to know your students! This is an awesome activity to sue the first weeks of school to help build relationships, rapport, and understandings. This can be adapted for students to interview each other, for the teacher to interview the students, or for the students to fill out on their own. Because of the variety of formatting of implementation, this is easily differentiated!
This is an insulator and conductor quiz that has a variety of questions including sorting, multiple choice, and extended response. Students will need to determine if materials are conductors or insulators, will have to compare the two terms and exemplify an understanding of the two.
Included is one worksheet that students can count the numerator and denominator of the pizza fractions and identify if the two pizzas have equivalent toppings covering each pizza. The students are to count the numerator and denominator to complete the fraction for each pizza; and then simply put a check or an "x" to identify if they are equivalent. This is a great exit slip, assessment, homework or worksheet that students will be invested in!
3.NF.A.3, 4.NF.A.2, 5.NF.B.7
Please enjoy these printable bookmarks. I would suggest printing on card stock, construction paper, or laminating printer paper in order to increase the longevity. Students will love the fact that they can put their names on it, and the bookmark will serve as a constant reminder that students should read EVERY day!