Leanne Smith

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I have used this is my classroom for three years. It works like a charm. The students love to see how many gum balls they can earn during the given time. I have either set the timer for the full amount of work time or set it for smaller increments of time. As a reward, if they reach the goal, I sometimes give a piece of bubble gum, or something toward a classroom goal for some other reward...For example I might give them a letter toward building the word Compliments.

I have used this is my classroom for three years. It works like a charm. The students love to see how many gum balls they can earn during the given time. I have either set the timer for the full amount of work time or set it for smaller increments of time

Free Subtraction Word Problems to 20! Great math center or subtraction activity for first grade or end of kindergarten. #SubtractionFreebies #firstgrade #playdoughtoplato #mathfreebies

Free Subtraction Word Problems to 20! Great math center or subtraction activity for first grade or end of kindergarten. #SubtractionFreebies #firstgrade #playdoughtoplato #mathfreebies

Subtraction activity

Subtraction activity

Love this ideas for building sight words using pool noodles and paper towel holders. So cheap and easy but the kids love it! It's tactile, hands on, and QUIET! So easy to implement in literacy centers or small groups. Students can build each sight word or

Love this ideas for building sight words using pool noodles and paper towel holders. So cheap and easy but the kids love it! It's tactile, hands on, and QUIET! So easy to implement in literacy centers or small groups. Students can build each sight word or

This LEGO DUPLO Shadow Theatre is a great way to teach your little performer about light and shade, and you can experiment with all different kinds of actors and storylines. (You know that one about the duck, the fish and the firehose, right?) Click to learn more!

This LEGO DUPLO Shadow Theatre is a great way to teach your little performer about light and shade, and you can experiment with all different kinds of actors and storylines. (You know that one about the duck, the fish and the firehose, right?) Click to learn more!

Sparking Student Motivation with Reading Roll and Retell

An Apple For The Teacher: Roll and Retell - Building Summarizing, Communication, and Writing Skills Useful idea for retelling a studied story or narrative text to rest of class. Practises speaking in small groups or class situation.