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Last year, I threw these together the night before the first day. I revamped them this summer because they were BORING!
I have seen these from several people and mine are pretty much the same thing. Some of my cards are very easy for 6th graders, but I want it that way.
The idea behind these cards to have the students come in, find a seat, sit and begin the assignment I will have on the board. As they enter my room, I am required to be outside in the hallway to greet and of course monitor the hallway.
Last year, I learned a lot with these cards. First, I learned that in the summer, students forget what prime numbers are. I also learned that some of them need paper to work simple math problems. It's an extremely informal assessment. For me, I want my students in a seat and working on creating a name plate for the day so I can begin learning their names. (I will see over 100 students a day and I want to learn names fast).
Plus, there's so much to do the first day, I don't want this activity taking the entire class period.
Middle School OCD posted yesterday about using playing cards as students enter the class. I love this idea and I plan on using what she did later in the week. I will have seating charts by the second week, so both of these activities will work that first week of school.
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