However, students love it and it really is a great way to work on speaking and listening so I couldn;t scrap it altogether. A few years ago I finally figured it out!
So, here's how Show and Tells works in my classroom now.
•Whoever my special helper of the day is gets to take home the bag that night.
•When they arrive the next morning they keep their show and tell a secret and provide the class with 3 clues. Example – it has wheels, or I made it myself. Some students even carefully write their clues down the night before.
•They may then ask 3 students to guess what they think it is.
•After the ‘reveal’ they tell us about it and choose 3 students to ask them a question about their item.
I have 2 Show and Tell bags just in case a student is absent and has one at home. On the front I sew a note to explain the process which you can download for free HERE.
I laminated the sign and sewed it to the front, but you could just place it inside.
I'm so pleased with the outcome!
Just before I go... if you own my math posters that were one of my first products in my store, please redownload - they look WAY cuter now!
Enjoy the rest of your weekend!!!