Monday, March 12, 2012

5 Minute Time Fillers

Can I just officially say, "I hate Daylight Savings Time!" I was so exhausted this morning.  Indiana used to have it all figured out because we didn't participate in this whole time change thing.  However, that all changed a couple years ago :(  On a positive note, my students were exhausted as well and they were so quiet this morning. 
I'm sure at some point in your teaching life, you have found yourself with an extra 5 minutes to spare.  Not enough time to get started with something new, but too much time to waste.  I created these 5 minute time filler cards that you can place on a ring and pull out when needed.  They are simple things to read to the students and have them list off ideas. 
You can click on the picture above to download or you can click below to download for FREE.


24 comments:

  1. I too hate it... and my class was definitely affected. I had a ton of crabby pants kids today!

    Marvelous Multiagers!

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  2. Thanks for sharing--these are cute (and I was thinking were perfect for that too long fire drill we sometimes have!).

    Yes, time change was HARD today, esp. when I was woken up by my daughter at 3:45am with a bad dream :( The good news was that my more "active" students were a bit more subdued! I never knew Indiana hadn't participated before (wish there was a choice!).

    Chrissy/Adventures in Second Grade

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  3. How cute!! Love them! I might have my star of the week do these the last 5 minutes when we're packing up!

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  4. These are awesome! There is five minutes to fill here and there and these will really help! Thanks!

    Ashley
    Live2Learn

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  5. These are perfect! Thanks.
    I love DST.... after the first day of adjustment. The extra daylight after work is fabulous. :D
    ❤Traci❤
    Dragonflies in First

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  6. These are great Jodi! I plan to use them in the car with my kids because some days they just won't stop playing around. :) I believe in "controlled chaos" in my car. LOL

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  7. Wish I had this today! I had 5 minutes at the end of the day today. We did a little poem but there are some great ideas in here! :) Thanks for sharing!


    Second Grade Sugar and Spice

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  8. These are great! I hate springing forward- yuck! I much prefer gaining an hour. I'm exhausted too!
    Rowdy in First Grade

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  9. I despise daylight savings day! Great time filler freebie. So ueseful.

    Chickadee Jubilee
    The Best Endings

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  10. WOW! Just what I needed today! I ALWAYS have 3-5 minutes between the end of Literacy Center rotations and Lunch! This week we're working on categorizing, so their answers had to start with a certain letter of the alphabet. They REALLY had to think and were SUPER quiet for about 2 1/2 minutes!!

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  12. Printed! These are adorable!! Can't wait to use them with my students! Thanks,
    Brittney
    www.thefirstgradebuzzbc.blogspot.com

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  13. Sarah
    Mackey'sClassroom

    I just nominated you for the Top 10 Blog Award. Check out my blog for details!!

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  14. I hate it too! I still can't get used to waking up in what feels like the middle of the night! Thanks for the freebie!
    ~Jada
    Daisy Days for Learning

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  15. Check out my blog for a St. Patrick’s Day necklace craft http://petersonsprimarypeeps.blogspot.com/

    Michelle

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  16. Ugh.... much rather gain an hour than lose an hour! These cards are great, especially at the end of the day when the "car riders" are waiting for the buses to leave. Thanks for sharing.

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  17. Hi, I nominated you for One Lovely Blog Award, but then I forgot to tell you about it. Sorry about that! Here's the link with the information: http://teach123-school.blogspot.com/2012/03/one-lovely-blog-award.html

    Michelle
    Teach123

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  18. Time fillers are always good to have on hand - thanks for sharing! I found your blog via Second in Line and started following you. Check my blog out when you have some time.
    Storie
    Stories by Storie

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  19. I just saw this post! Thank you so much for sharing. I love this!!

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  20. These are fantastic! As a sub, can never have too many quick, yet meaningful activities to keep the kiddos active!

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