Reflection: Transitions Treasure Addition! - Section 5: Closure


Transitions have to be planned, specific and practiced. I find that transitions can make or break a lesson. If the transitions are loose and kids have the opportunity to "run wild" or not maintain control of their behavior, a whole lesson can be lost.

On the other hand, transitions can be think time and beneficial. Posing a question to your students and then calling them to come to the floor QUIETLY while they think supports strong learning habits and prepares them for the closure. Treasure your transition time and make them a useful part of the day.

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Treasure Addition!

Unit 2: It All Adds Up!
Lesson 9 of 11

Objective: SWBAT be the first to fill their treasure chest by solving addition problems to 5.

Big Idea: With a little tweaking to an activity that the kids are already familiar with, they reinforce their adding to five fluency by adding two numbers and placing the sum of gems in the treasure box.

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