This week I wanted to share what I'm thankful for in the classroom. One thing I tried this year are these cootie catchers from Runde's Room. She has them for both Math and Reading/ELA. My kiddos are at the age that they love cootie catcher anything, so it's a win win.
My kids use them on a weekly basis on Thursdays to help review whatever skill we are working on. The reading comprehension ones I copied on colored paper, and passed them out the 2nd week that I introduced the concept (the first week we are writing about them in notebooks and making anchor charts). The colored paper helps me to keep them organized by strategy, and I can easily tell from a distance that kids are using them (instead of pulling out their own ones from their backpacks).
I reuse them too. They go into a labeled plastic shoebox, all 16 of them (1 per partner group) fit inside. I'm sure that I will need to eventually make more copies of them, but in the meantime they are working out great - and since we don't use every single one every single week they are lasting.
Great motivation! I highly recommend them!
Have a wonderful day!