Monday, October 27, 2014

Trick or Treat Freebie!

Hey Kinder Friends,
I am so excited to be gearing up for a little fun with my friends at Freebielicious to send you a little trick or treat fun or maybe a "tip" and treat that is. So let's get to the tip. This one is a super simple one but one that can add a little "peace" to your day. I call this the little "I Can"-can.
 Simply because this can eliminates those hands in the air and little mouths shouting "I Can".
The idea is simple but it can really help with classroom management. I am sure you have seen a cup or can used with sticks with names inside. You pull out a name when you are calling on someone to answer a question or do a task. But a can in can is different because you can put the stick in one of two cans and the kids will never know the difference.  
The nice part is that you decide if the name goes back in the middle can or in the outer can. Either way and for whatever the reason, the kids think their name goes back in the can and are engaged and ready when or if they get called upon. What I like about it is that it eliminates me from calling out names on the fly and skipping over the reluctant talkers and it eliminates me from constantly calling on the kids that always have an answer and forgetting everyone else.
So now you need to get your goodie bag ready to fill it up with some treats. Who doesn't love that part? This time of year the kids are so excited to talk about Halloween because dressing up and Trick or Treating is so much fun but in school it can be hard to plan for. I have a freebie for you that might help if you are searching for something that you can still talk about the holiday but put a healthy spin on it.
This is super simple and can be used with just about any book you are reading that talks about Halloween. Pair this with a shared writing of healthy vs. non healthy and you are sure to have a little fun and still cover some objectives. Just click on the picture to get your copy!
Now you are on your way to some Hoppin' Halloween fun! Just click on over to Fun in First and see what Jodi has for you  and keep up the Trick or Treating!


Cupcake said...

I like the can in the can idea!
A Cupcake for the Teacher

Miss Kindergarten said...

Oh my goodness, LOVE that tip!!!! So doing that!

Mrs. C said...

Thank you girls! It helps a lot!

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