"I'm done!"

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  1. leighbball

    leighbball Virtuoso

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    I saw this really cute idea on pinterest where there is a cup full of popsicle sticks with an activity listed on each stick for the kids to pull out of the cup when they are finished their work and have extra time. I have a few ideas, but I want more! Here's what I have so far...

    * Read independently
    * Read with a partner
    * Practice math flashcards
    * Pick up 10 pieces of trash on the floor
    * Write in your pride journal

    What would you add to this list?
     
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  3. JustMe

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    Can they sharpen pencils from the dull pencil cup?
     
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    That's an idea...it would be like a bonus since we have pencil sharpeners as a job, but they might enjoy it since the job is only done first thing in the morning and before dismissal.
     
  5. Tasha

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    Write spelling words on a whiteboard
    Tidy up the library/stations/whatever you have that gets messy
    Do a puzzle
    Sudoku - there are plenty of "kids" versions
    Kids Logic Puzzles - post once a week or so and then give them the answer at the end of the week or something http://www.hoagiesgifted.org/brain_teasers.htm
     
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    Do you have math center games? They could play a math game.
     
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    Thanks guys! I can definitely add XtraMath.org, puzzles, tidying up, etc. And they love whiteboards...I can have them practice sight words...we use sitton spelling, so they don't have a weekly list, but the sight words would work. :)
     
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    The slide by slide one really makes you think!
     
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    I did a What's my rule? bb one year. They had to determine what the rule was, write it down (or have someone write it down for them). Correct answers where put into a jar. At the end of the week, I drew a "winner" who won a treat from my prize box.
     
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    I like that idea, but I keep it even more simple. My kids check their cubbies for unfinished work. If they have everything finished, then they read.

    Maybe write a story, go on a word hunt, etc.
     
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    In the past, I've done flashcards or read, but I want to add more to their choices. Thanks for the ideas!
     
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    Do they have an "unfinished work" folder? Maybe they could take out something from there that they were previously working on that needs to be finished.
     

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