My students absolutely LOVE making and collecting “sliders”
I gave them that name because children “slide” a strip of paper through a “window” in a crafty little graphic, that displays numbers, letters
, or shape
The cutting & sliding are great for strengthening finger muscles
We do one each month to match our theme and whatever lesson I want them to practice.
Even though I designed this packet with an assortment of animals that leap
and hop, to use for my leap day
lessons, these animals also work for a variety of your other year ‘round themes
There are two animals
to a page for quick printing, plus I’ve included 11 different strips
, so that you can practice all sorts of standards
, simply choose which one you want your students to practice.
There are number strips for sequencing numbers
from 0 -10 as well as 1-30; plus a strip for counting backwards
from 10-0 or 20-0, as well as strips for skip counting by 2s, 3s, 5s, & 10s
There’s also a strip for uppercase
letters, as well as lowercase
letter strips, plus a strip of 2D shapes
, with various size options
for you to choose from.
Sliders are very helpful for reinforcing those toughie teen numbers
, and are especially great for visual learners
They are also a super-fun homework
assignment, and especially helpful
for your ESL
or struggling students.
thing about them is that they are a quick, easy and interesting
way for me to whole-group assess
because you can see at a glance who is having difficulty.
Just for fun, I've also included my "Animal Pokey" song
, as something else you can do with the animal slider, which will help get the "wiggles" out.
I’m Diane from Teach With Me, wishing you a very happy leap day
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