Math Tool Kits

Math tool kits can include manipulatives, white boards, markers, number lines, spinners, and various other math tools that can be pulled out during a lesson or group work. Math tool kits make math supplies easily accessible to students and provide the tools needed to represent their work in various ways or can be used for activities.

Expectation Letter

An expectation letter can be used to quietly signal to the class that it is time to be calm and focus on our work. Quickly pull up a document to type on and put it on the board screen share. Begin typing a list or short paragraph of what you need them to start on and students will alert others around the room and begin doing what is on the board.

Student Stick Drawing for Transitions

Student stick drawing for transitions is helpful to get students moving and wanting to follow expectations. When a transition is being set up and after students know what is expected of them quickly pull a stick and watch for student behaviors and celebrate the ones who are following expectations. This will provide students a good opportunity to see how transitions are supposed to work, and your class will begin to have quick transitions with this motivation.

Kindness Cones

Kindness cones is a way for students to learn how to recognize other peers for a kind thing they did that day. Students receive a cone when they receive a kindness compliment from a student and then the next day that student thinks about who was kind that day, gives them a compliment and gives that student their cone. In our classroom we have about 6 cones that regularly circulate that classroom.