STAAR is right around the corner and I don't know about you but my kids are in need of a good dose of MOTIVATION with a sprinkle of ENGAGEMENT! Nothing gets my 3rd graders ready and rearing like some good ole competition... enter CANDYLAND GIANT WALL GAME BOARD!!
Several weeks ago I stumbled upon task cards on teacherspayteachers.com and have been swept up in them completely. I bought, laminated, cut out, put on rings and ect. over 30 different task cards. They are seriously the best way to review those difficult reading STAAR concepts in small groups and for independent practice without shoving full passages in their sweet little third grade faces. After doing all this work,
Keeping this in mind, one day while I was wondering what I could do to make my kids engaged and as excited as I was about these task cards, it came to me to turn my
My word wall before the transformation at the beginning of school. (it did have SOME stuff on it...)
Some of the squares the kids can land on!!
Bucket I keep all task cards organized in and the check list for the kids.
Example of a task card set. Each set is in a plastic sheet protector with copies of the recording sheet and the task cards on a ring.
On the back is a poster to remind the kids what they are working on in this task card set.
As I grade them the kids get to roll and move their little game piece face and get STAAR beads.
My kids are now super motivated and are getting these task cards done! Some even want to do them during recess!! Ahh, what sweet competition can do... and one outstanding, all-star student teacher can create!!
Happy Teaching Friends !!