These critters love it when it's quiet. When children are working quietly they come out and sit on their owners desks but if it gets too noisy, they quickly leave again! Get the children to make these and give them a personality... brilliantly engaging classroom management!
When we do whole class reading, each pair of children has a role. This keeps everyone engaged and gives us the opportunity to dive really deep into the text. Each pair will have one of these bookmarks to remind them of their role. We will circulate the roles every time we read!
This is such a simple idea, but it allows children to practise and reinforce all their xtables independently. Ramp it up by playing the game in pairs and timing each other!
30 Early finisher cards. I've tried to make these linked to every day skills so the time is still purposeful as well as fun. I've designed these for Year 3 but I think most of the tasks are open enough they could be used by any year group.
I plan to use these to make marking more effective. During lessons I live mark, using this key so children can remember the targets I set them. They then make these corrections in purple pen. Much more purposeful and much less time consuming than writing comments that no-one reads!
We use this to ensure children are reading at home and at school every week.
(Oxford Reading Tree)
100 Square Number Cards
100 Square Reward Board
Children choose a number from the number square and write their names on the back of the card. When the board is full, we run a random number generator and the winning numbers get a small prize! The hundred square hangers are available here
A slide for every day of the academic year covering P.S.H.E, Citizenship, Relationships and getting children to think outside the box. I'm going to use these in the morning as children arrive and letting the respond freely in their journals using pictures, writing or discussion.