Brag About It!This week, I had my final observation of the year. You know, the "formal" one. Although it went well, I'm not here to brag about that. ;) Instead, I'm here to brag about a fun project that my students did today!
As you know, I use brag tags in my classroom as part of my classroom management system. These special necklaces are a huge hit with the students, so I knew they would love to make their own necklaces that show off their two-digit addition and subtraction skills. And, they did! They were so excited about this project!
Interested in using the idea? It's easy! Here's what you'll need:
- yarn (I cut it ahead of time)
- brag tag template (download HERE for free) copied onto construction paper or card stock
- pencils and/or markers
- hole punch
- have an equal number of addition and subtraction problems
- create problems that included regrouping (I didn't tell them how many problems needed to include regrouping, I jut wanted to make sure they had a mixture of problems with and without regrouping)
- decorate each tag with marker and/or colored pencil
Here is look at a few more of their completed brag tags.
Once I checked their work and gave them the go ahead to trace their problems, they decorated each tag, cut them all out, and then assembled them into necklaces. I helped them tie the yarn, and yes they all seemed to finish at the same exact moment, but that's life in the classroom, right? Hehe.