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.


FirstGradeBlueSkies (Jennifer) said...

I hate it, too! (especially this morning!!)
First Grade Blue SKies

Jill said...

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

Marvelous Multiagers!

Mrs. Youel said...

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

Hadar said...

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

Kristin said...

A Teeny Tiny Teacher

Ashley said...

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


Traci said...

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

Tamara L. Chilver said...

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

Miss DeCarbo said...

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

Jennifer said...

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

Miss Foote said...

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

Chickadee Jubilee
The Best Endings

Ms. Kerri's Krazy Kindergarten said...

thanks for sharing. They are super cute.

Buggy In Kindergarten said...

Thanks for sharing!

Kate said...

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!!

Brittney Canzaro said...
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Brittney Canzaro said...

Printed! These are adorable!! Can't wait to use them with my students! Thanks,

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Mrs. Tolbert said...

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!
Daisy Days for Learning

Peterson's Primary Peeps said...

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ABC Teach 2 Read said...

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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Storie said...

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.
Stories by Storie

Jenny said...

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

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