I wanted to share some updates to The Great Pencil Challenge (the green link will take you to the original post on this free management system). I love the challenge and it has helped us keep track of our pencils with great success…but we started late in the year and now I’d like to prepare for a new school year, with all the necessary items ready to go.
I display our signs on the whiteboard so we can calculate the statistics by representing the fraction, decimal, and percent…for the rare occasions when we don’t have a 100% rate (!):
students know that I always say “everything you do in class counts
towards a grade”…but this can be hard to show with our pencil
challenge. For me, I do want record of it because I do like to keep track of their responsibility.
I use a Pencil Check sheet from my Instant Checklists resource, which saves me precious time in writing my students’ names (I just have to type them one time and all checklists are ready to print):
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