Daily Archives: January 16, 2019

Evaluating a Fish bowl Activity in a Literature Circle

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The Fishbowl activity is mostly useful during literature circles or in a novel study. Quite literally, the group in the center is being watched by the rest of the class, while they are discussing elements of fiction. This activity is a very important tool in order to teach students how group discussions should run, what is to be said, and how it is to be said. Many times the leader of the discussion doesn’t know how to prompt members to elaborate upon their contributions. This will certainly help.

In addition, it is often difficult for a teacher to evaluate these discussions, which is the reason I have created this package. It is easy to use and you can merely check boxes to quickly assess each member of the groups.

This package contains:
• An explanation of The Fishbowl Activity
• How to run a Fishbowl Activity (within the realm of a literature circle)
• Why such an activity is important
• Evaluation sheets one can use to easily evaluate the discussions and roles of students

It’s teaching made easy!

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Invisible Valentine

Classroom Magic!

Classroom Magic!  Yes, the heart on this valentine card really IS invisible! Very Clever! Simple! Easy to Make! Great Fun! A perfect lesson in following directions–this Invisible Valentine can be used with ALL ages–as a science experiment or as an exercise in composition of a valentine to someone special. Only white and colored paper, scissors, a stapler, and a pencil are required. Clear directions for use with all ages are included, as well as a wording format to be copied, if desired. Find out how to do it. It’s FREE! Enjoy the smiles! 


FREE MATH LESSON – “Valentine Candy Math! A Valentine’s Day Math Game Freebie”

by Exceptional Kinders
Pre-Kindergarten – 1st Grade

Valentine Candy Math! A Valentine’s Day Math Game Freebie

This is a 2 player game. Each player takes a game board. 1, 2, or 3 dice are needed for this game. For younger students, roll one die and place the correct number of candies on their heart box. Older students can roll 2 or 3 die and add the numbers together to get the number of candy they should take. When all of the candies are gone, the students count the candy on their game board. The player with the most candy wins. Directions for a subtraction game are also included.

Common Core Standards:
K.CC.1 Count to 100 by ones and tens.
K.CC.4 Understand the relationship between numbers and quantities; connect counting to cardinality.
K.CC.5 Count to answer “how many?” questions about as many as 20 things arranged in a line, a rectangular array, or a circle, or as many as 10 things in a scattered configuration; given a number from 1-20, count out that many objects.
K.CC.6 Identify whether the number of objects in one group is greater than, less than, or equal to the number of objects in another group, e.g./ by using matching and counting strategies. (Include groups with up to 10 objects.)
1.OA.3 Apply properties of operations as strategies to add and subtract.
1.OA.5 Relate counting to addition and subtraction
1.OA.6 Add and subtract within 20, demonstrating fluency for addition and subtraction within 10.

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Thank you for viewing my Valentine Candy Math! A Valentine’s Day Math Game Freebie. I hope you enjoy it! 
If you have any questions or comments, please let me know.

Carolyn – Exceptional Kinders

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