Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Do You Want Fries With That?

My answer to that question is always a resounding YES!
So what better way to start this blog than with fries...fact fries to be exact.  Jenn Dragotta and Mindy Fralick came up with a great lesson in their RtI classroom that uses french fries to help 1st grade students with their math facts.  They call the activity "Feed Me Facts", and the kids love it!

Fact Fries

The premise is simple, a student receives a bag of 'fries' each with a number sentence written on it.  The students then deposits the fry into the mouth with the correct answer on it.

A mouth waiting for a Fact Fry.

The greatest part of this fun activity is that Mindy and Jenn labeled the backs of the fries with letters.  Each students' fries has the same letter on the back.  This way, the teachers can easily tell which students are getting the facts correct.  Not only are the students having fun, but the teachers are getting valuable information at the same time!


Here is a 1st grader hard at work.

Jenn and Mindy are always thinking of ways to make the rote activities of RtI a little more enjoyable for the students.  I spied many more great activities while I was visiting in their room that I can't wait to share.

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