I don’t know WHY I never made these sooner. I was getting SO tired of them copying off of each other. It’s not that they think they are cheating, they just think getting the right answer is more important than how they get it. But they aren’t using their brains if they aren’t thinking.
They weren’t that hard to make, I had them cut the main cuts on the boards at Lowe’s before I brought the boards home. They had the saw that could make nice straight cuts better than I could at home. You can buy or make them at a teacher store out of cardboard, or make them out of file folders, but I like these better. Currently, they have their sight words and numerals to 20 up, but next year we will start with the ABCs and other things.
I did my first test whole class instead of in small groups of the year on Friday, it was great.