Little Room Under the Stairs: Educational Math Activities and More: Jumpstart January

Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Jumpstart January

I am teaming up with the Lesson Deli ladies to bring you some options to Jumpstart your January in the classroom. Be sure to hop through all the blogs so you can grab some freebies and have a chance to win some prizes including a $50 gift card to Target on the Lesson Deli page.

As students come back from their long winter sleep, I like to start checking skills that we've already learned/reviewed first semester. Using my Math Snapshots allows for a quick check of specific skills. 
Math Snapshots includes 6 questions for 40 different skills. There are 2 skills on each page. These are great for a quick assessment, test prep, review, stations, warm ups, or exit tickets.

You can download a free sample of Math Snapshots here or here.

I also like to get them active again. Many of my students will have spent their 2 weeks sitting around playing video games or texting. One way is to play a game with math problems - have board races, math relays, scoot, or musical chairs. All of my Math Musical Chairs games are only $1 through January 4.

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12 comments:

  1. I'm going to jumpstart my students by setting up our 2nd semester interactive notebooks and by having us make commitment cards like the movie "When The Game Stands Tall". Here's more about it: http://j.mp/1tDNcSe


    ~Michele
    Jackson In The Middle

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    1. The commitment cards are such a great idea! Thanks for sharing!

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  2. Revisiting expectations, starting Romeo and Juliet!

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    1. I will definitely need to revisit my expectations with my 7th graders. It feels like I do that all year long. Have fun with Romeo and Juliet! Happy New Year!

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  3. I will be reteaching expectations for our school wide PBIS, and handing out lots of PBIS tickets when I catch kids doing good things. In language arts we will jump into poetry, and in math we will be going back to multiplication (I don't understand why my math book starts the year with multiplication and divison, goes into other topics, and then spends another 3 topics on multiplication and then 3 more topics on division. Seems I wish that the multiplication and division units were all together instead of divided.

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    1. It does seem they would put it together. That is the beauty of my job - I can teach whatever math skills I need to teach whenever I want to teach them. Happy New Year!!

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  4. I will review expectations and remind the students they have two weeks left in the semester to improve grades.

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  5. I will jump start the year by reviewing class rules and routines!

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  6. I will jump start the year by reviewing expectations.

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  7. I will be teaching Nonfiction Text Structures during the month of January. This is one of my favorite topics to teach. If you are excited about it, the kids will be too! Thanks for the giveaway :)

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