I have always done a version of morning work in which students practice math skills each day. We do this to reinforce skills and make sure students maintain them. We changed Friday to ELA practice and often use this as an assessment if we need a quick one!
Here is how it works: After students finish morning work, they bring it to me to check. I either let them choose a sticker because the work is all correct OR I guide them and send them back to their seats to fix or correct a mistake. When they finish, they bring the work BACK to me! If they still don’t get it, I reteach then and there- and THEN they get a sticker If they get it right- they get a sticker. Do you see a theme? They love the stickers and work to get them. Since I have a million-bazillion I have no problem sharing. 🙂
Here is how I store the stickers
Look WAYYYYYY down that brown shelf. It is in the clear, little index card box to the far right side of the brown shelf. Kids simple pick a sticker out of the box. Done. Nice and easy.
This is our morning work for NEXT week (Nov 5th). We are out Tuesday, so we did not include a Tuesday page.
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Mandy Gregory is a 2007 and 2012 Teacher of the Year. She has taught 4th, 3rd, and 2nd grade in both the general education and inclusion setting. She is the owner and creator of the Teaching Tips website (www.mandygregory.com) and has over 10 years of experience. She is married with two beautiful children.