This is a neat idea my husband came up with for open house. Parents/caregivers and students can get their picture taken during open house as an introduction to 3rd grade. However, this can be used for any grade.
Frame was bought at Hobby Lobby (clearance aisle, yay!!) for about $4.00 and we used a glue gun and ruler to glue each crayon in a pattern around the frame. We used 9 boxes of crayons!
He used apple clip art to create the apples which he colored and glued on yellow card stock.
The top of the frame was made with items from the Dollar Tree. The cutout designs came in a package and we just added the poster board letters. To hold the signs on, he colored 3 clothes pins with sharpies and glued the pins to the frame. This way he can use it for different events and years just by simply changing the signs.
Overall it turned out really great! Can’t wait to use it for open house!
were created for my husband’s 3rd grade classroom. These are great for when his students are working in small groups or in individual stations around the room.
These task cards are designed to help students practice while he works with small groups in the back of the classroom. Students can complete the work and then use the iPad or Chromebook to scan the QR codes. The QR codes link the students to a picture with the answer. If they make a mistake, they can try to figure out where they went wrong. This provides instant feedback, even though the teacher is not right beside them.
Another good way to use these cards are to tape them around the room. Students can then get up and walk around the room answering questions.
The tasks cards have students performing tasks such as finding:
Place value of a number
Value of a number
A number and using place value to add or subtract to arrive at a new number.
The only prep and materials that are required are a printer, scissors and some lamination (optional). I went ahead and laminated them so that I can reuse these year after year. If you would like to see them or use them –click here to find them in my store.
This Kahoot was designed by my husband for his 3rd grade class as an introduction to natural disasters.
The quiz features 8 questions with pictures of different disasters. The students have 20 seconds to select the name of the natural disaster in the picture. Some of the kids had never seen the disasters before and were amazed at the volcano and the tsunami. (Their definite favorites!)
His students used their Chromebooks and his partner across the hall used iPads. Both worked wonderfully.
If you have never used Kahoot! before, you can create them for about anything. The registration is completely free. Click here to read my blog introduction to Kahoots. My husband even created one for my birthday to test our family’s knowledge! Our students absolutely love them and love competing against each other.
For a couple of other awesome Kahoots!, check out these below…