Thursday, October 7, 2010

1/2 and 1/2

What do you do when half of your students (or classes) are done with a lesson and the other half needs more time? This is one solution I have found. I do a review lesson. Here I have my 1st grade students working on a primary color project. I reviewed briefly the primary colors (they already rocked that concept thanks to Songs in the Key of Art, by Greg Percy). When some of my kids needed a bit more time, the others were hammering concepts into their brain from the year before. Everyone wins!


  1. I had the same problem today! I used the name tower idea from the blogs. It worked out great and they had something to take home (I usually keep it for at least a few weeks.) I like this idea too! Will definitly come in handy soon:)

  2. I'm sorry... What is the name tower? Where did you get it? What blog... yours? I'm at school and I can't get into about half of the blogs. I'll look tonight to see what I am missing.

  3. I can't find it now! That's my problem is finding where these ideas came from because I have so many on my blog roll and pregnancy brain. Basically the kids started with the first letter of their name large and stacked letters on top smaller and smaller so it looked like a tower. I had students make a background to show perspective (little trees, cities, sky in the background.)