I looked at these turkeys and knew my second graders could do this, too. Our district uses Everyday Math. One of the routines the students practice is name collection boxes. In these, students write different ways to represent a number. Students often need encouragement to try ways other than just addition and subtraction facts (especially when they aren’t confident with coins, tally marks, etc.).
I found a turkey template online and the students went to work. Here are some of the final creations:
Look at this great book sharing idea for Valentine's Day! It's called Blind Date with a Book. Students can wrap up a good book and write a description on the outside. Then others can choose a new book based on the description!A BLIND DATE WITH A BOOK! 😍 Wrap the books and write a description on each of them- have the kiddos read the descriptions and pick a book for a blind reading date! How memorable! What an amazing idea for #valentinesday! Thank you for sharing Jessica! I see so many teachers trying this out! @thegreenelementaryteacher LOVE! #books #reading #library #blinddate ... See MoreSee Less
Now I wish I worked in a school with a staircase. I love this idea!I have all of the heart eyes for this beautiful staircase by @newacademycanogapark!!! These are some of the books they’ve read during their schoolwide book time! This is such an awesome way to encourage reading! ... See MoreSee Less