Classroom Quick Tips 9/26

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I learned about this little trick at a formative assessment PD during our Back to School inservices:
I put a little velcro dot on the corner of each student's desk.
Then a parent volunteer die cut and laminated these circles for me. One side is green...
... and the other side is red.
Students keep the green side up when they understand what we're working on and are doing well. They flip it to the red side when they are stuck and need help. I use these during independent work time, especially during Math Workshop. I told my students that during Math by Myself, if they see a friend has his/her red circle flipped, they should go to that student and see if they can help him/her. It's a quick and easy way for me to see who understands and who needs help, without that student needing to draw attention to him/herself.

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1 comment

  1. I love this idea. I've been meaning to do something similar and just haven't done it yet. This looks so simple and seems to really help! I like how you have other kids help strugglers too. I'm putting this on my to do list!

    Saddle Up For 2nd Grade


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