My walkbout series is designed to get students out of their desks, but still be on task.
This one is about getting to know your students personally, and see what basic math and reading skills they have. It's a small assessment for you to peek into your students, but they don't have to see it that way!
Post the question posters around your classroom.
Students have an answer sheet to record their answers on. I recommend sharing expectations first, such as which question to start at (in my class, we draw popsicle sticks to see where each student starts), independantly done or partners, volume level, etc...
When students are done, you will have a great resource that helps you get to know your students and tailor your learning environment to your new group!
This is part of the Walkabout Series I am making to get students moving and learning at the same time.
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