Saturday, August 16, 2014

We are off to a new school year: 2014-2015!

Here are some picture from our Orientation Night! All Systems Are Go In Our Classroom!
Pictures from our hallway...

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Robot Recall: First Grade Addition and Subtraction Math Facts Activity

What a fun way to master first grade addition and subtraction math facts! "Robot Recall" individually tracks each student's progress of mastering addition and subtraction math facts. This activity is aligned with the First Grade Math Common Core Standards 1.OA.6., and includes learning targets.
Students are given timed math tests, starting with addition. Each time they pass a test, they earn a part for their Robot. Here is my teacher example of what the finished robot looks like.
Here is an example of a student's robot in progress.
Individual student tracker folders (with student robot inside) are great visuals to where students are now and where they are going.
A parent letter which explains "Robot Recall" can be sent home at the start of this activity.
Teacher Tracker pages are also included in tracking student progress on these math fluency tests.
"Build A Bot" Display posters and parts are included...
Robot Recall System Check slips make for a quick and easy glance at student progress...
This product is available at my TPT Store: Tiny Treasures by Teacher Tava

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

The Teacher Documentation Jot-TPT FREEBIE!

This lil file folder comes in handy when documenting quick notes throughout the day. Just grab some little post-it notes and follow the download directions-you are all set! Enjoy! :)
Download it for free at my TPT store: Tiny Treasures by Teacher Tava

Thursday, January 2, 2014

Happy New Year 2014!

We are off to a great start with a brand new year! I am just now getting around to posting these "Family Gifts" which my students created for their families for Christmas. In the past, my students have created ornaments, but this year I wanted to do something different. I purchased $1.00 pictures frames (diploma kind) at the dollar store for each one of my students. I cut white cardstock paper to fit each frame. I called the students back in small groups to ink their fingertips using a chocolate brown ink pad. I provided white, red, and black circles (made from the click of a hole punch)for students to use for reindeer eyes and noses. Students used fine-tipped markers to add other details, such as antlers. Look how cute these prints turned out!
Oh, what fun! The students wrapped up their reindeer prints (with my help of course), and added a tag to the package, along with ribbon and bow. Families can set these out on display for years to come! I am surely doing this project again next year!