The other day, while I was hanging out, watching some TV (and doing some professional reading of course) my door bell rang. When I opened it, I saw a box with this neat little bag inside.
Upon opening it, I realized what a treat I had sitting in front of me. ETA Hand2Mind had sent me their Home Team Advantage Kit for Grade 5 to check out and I immediately dug right in! I was so so excited because going through college Cuisenaire Rods were THE thing...and this is the same company that makes them. My expectations for this kit were high, and it truly did not disappoint.
Inside this kit are some really great materials. The first thing I pulled out was a summer schedule. Each day of the week, from Monday to Thursday, was on this schedule. It is designed to keep the kids on track and learning throughout the summer, without bogging them down. The organizer in me LOVED this feature :) I do like to fly by the seat of my pants at times, but having a set roadmap is always nice. It is also in Spanish, which really would be great for many of my parents.
These little wrap ups are also fun. I mean, I do know my division tables, but just doing the wrapping part was really addicting. My students would definitely love the "game" feel of these.
Math Workshop in my room come September.
I really think the amount of review and skills hidden inside this small bag will keep any kid fresh for middle school in the Fall. I just wish I had them before we went off! Next year, for sure! I also am so glad that I will have it to use in my room come this fall. There are such great independent activities in here for my early finishers or to have as an area during Workshop.
And here is the best part. ETA Hand2Mind is going to give one of the lucky readers here a 5th grade kit for themselves! Fill in the rafflecopter below to enter. (one little thing, you *have* to be a US resident to enter. So sorry for those of you not in the US) Leave me a comment here on the blog about how you think this kit will work its way into your room. Also, head over to ETA's facebook page and join up (don't forget to tell them Teaching in Room 6 sent you!) and be sure to follow me on Facebook too. Lots of ways to enter...so get to it! I will announce the winner Friday afternoon!
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