I just couldn't wait to post and share this activity that I made this week. I can't wait to try it out with my kiddos next year! (and am wishing I had some class pics to give you a better idea of what it's all about!!!)
I came upon this blog off of pinterest the other day about wearing words on the heads and having kids walk around and match the name of the student with the word they were wearing. I'm not sure if this was the original person with the idea or not but wanted to give credit to that person for inspiring me!!!! Check out this blog post that has some pics of her little kinders walking around finding words.
Then came the spark! I gave the activity the name "Math Bands" (which totally took me back to Saved By the Bell and the Buddy Bands they were selling in the one episode-if you know what I'm talking about!) What it is is an activity where students will wear number sentences on sentence strips or even just tape it on their shirts in a visible place. They will be given a worksheet with student names on the left and numbers on the right. They will get up and walk around to each person. They will figure out their answer and draw a line from the name of that student to the answer it makes! Such a simple idea-but I KNOW my kids will love it! (PS---I've already started working on other math concepts that I'll share later. I'm thinking that we'll do this maybe once a month or as a chapter review?!?! I'll know for sure once I know my class and what they are like!!!!)
Click on the picture to grab a copy to use in your room!!!!! (I also included a direction sheet for you too)
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