Confession: What I am about to share with you is perhaps my favorite product I've created to date. I am sooo excited to share it with you!
I initially created it as part of an incentive program. Like yours I’m sure, my students love stickers and rewards. I’ve tried homework incentive plans where students would receive a sticker for bringing back completed homework. However, I found that in my district, only the students whose parents helped complete the homework, brought it back. Thus, my students who did not have very structured home-lives rarely received stickers. :-(
So…to "level the playing field" in a sense, I created these Common Core Cans. At the end of every session, each student pulls a question out from his/her corresponding can. My students know exactly which can to pull from. If they are able to answer the question correctly, they receive a sticker. Once they receive 10 stickers, they can pick out of my prize box. It’s a win-win! They are working on skills and I know I’m addressing the Common Core Standards. (Pssss….administrators love it as well!)
This adorable (and easy) K-5 packet contains:
*1 set of labels
*64 K-1 Questions
*64 2-3 Questions
*64 4-5 Questions
*48 Articulation Questions
Each question identifies the standard being addressed! For more information on Common Core State Standards (CCSS), click HERE.
*Tip-you know I love anyone who supports my little store. If you had previously bought and downloaded my Common Core Summer Packets, these contain very similar questions. Simply download the preview for the free labels and use them to make your cans for free!
Now for the fun part-assembling the cans!
Here is what I did:
1. Grab 4 cans. Since my husband works at Smucker's, I grabbed up some of their coffee brand. I'm such a supportive wife :-)
2. This step is important-make sure the cans are not sharp! Coffee cans with plastic lids generally are not.
3 Decorate your cans (if you want). I love scrapbooking so I hot-glued some papr to them but the labels I provide are adorable simply on their own.
4. Attach the corresponding labels to them. Then, cut out question strips and fold them, placing them in corresponding can. I have to say, I had so many question strips that they would not all fit into my small can. It's perfect though because I can switch them out midyear.
5. Students pick out questions to answer.
I'm can't wait to implement this system in my room next year! It takes fewer than 2 minutes per session and what better way to easily answer the question "How do you implement the new Common Core Standards in your therapy?" Find this product now in my TPT store or my Teacher's Notebook Store.
I'm soo excited about this product, I'm giving 3 away! Enter below for a chance to win!