Time Fillers

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  1. Go 4th

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    I have some time filler in place already, such as reading a book, writing in their journals. Any suggestions for something else? Thanks!
     
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    Everyday math has an activity that kids can do as a filler. It's called Number Scrolls. You could have the kids use graph paper and begin at 1 and see how far they can get going up sequentially. My second graders love it and have children who are in the thousands so far. It is something they are motivated about and they are gaining a lot from this activity. When kids are done with work they know it's an option.
     
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    Daily Oral Language or Daily Math sheets...
     
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    I teach second grade and I have "extra stuff" they can choose from. I have word search (spelling words for the week) and word search
    (2nd grade classmates) and I also have english that we have been studying, fun stuff like compound words, etc..... I also bought math boards at the dollar store 2 years ago. They have addition/subtraction and they are wipe off boards. They are on a shelf with dry erase markers with them. The kids love this.
     
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    that's a good idea about the wipe off boards..... I have those too! I forget about a lot of things I have that I could be using. :)
     
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    Ditto on the Everyday Math scrolls - my kids ADORE them. I have kids check their catch up folders first, if they have no catch up work - they can work on scrolls - write in their journals - or read. Depending on what the other kids are doing, I often ask early finishers to help those still working.
     
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    file folder games

    fun book with crossword puzzles, word searches etc (these can be differentiated for extra or less challenging packets.
     
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    If you have a listening center:
    have some robert munsch books on cd, or MP3.

    Free to download on
    http://www.robertmunsch.com/

    Mr. Skinner :D
     
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    You could also have a Question of the Day that they have to answer, or similarly a riddle of the day.

    Like:

    STAND
    ~~I~~

    Answer: I understand.

    sample question of the day: Whoosh you are suddenly transformed into a running shoe, where does your day begin, and what adventurous places do you visit. what do you step in? What game does the kid who wears you play at recess?

    that should keep them busy for 45 seconds at least... :D

    Mr. Skinner :D
     
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    Mad Libs!!
     
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    I make activity books that the kids use whenever they are finished something early. It includes mazes, math practice, dot-to-dots, phonics sheets, colouring sheets, etc. They can do the sheets in any order, but they must complete every page before they can get their next book.
     
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    And...OHMYGOODNESS! I just downloaded some Robert Munsch! How awesome!
     

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