In my heart, I believe that part of making all of ^^^^ happen, is properly sorting Exit Tickets and quickly addressing the needs of my students. Last year and earlier this school year, I did all of the Exit Ticket sorting in my classroom myself. In my efforts to create a more student-led classroom, I am working to shift this responsibility to my students.
I found this amazing anchor chart
and this bulletin board
on Pinterest, and it inspired me to create my own system for my classroom.
Hanging on my wall are four “folders” that I made using black construction paper. Two of the four folders will likely be the same all year long. They read “Got it!” and “No Clue!” After students complete their Exit Ticket each day, they place their Exit Ticket in the folder in which they feel their Exit Ticket best fits.
The other two folders change depending on the skill that we are working on. The posters included say:
*Silly Mistake (inspired from the anchor chart above)
*Math Mistake (inspired from the anchor chart above)
While working on rounding earlier this year, I knew the two mistakes that most students typically make when rounding. They either incorrectly identify the place value, or they do not follow the standard “4 or less, 5 and above” rule of rounding. In my opinion, you also address those mistakes in very different ways. By sorting the students by their mistake, I was able to quickly tailor my instruction and activities to target each of these errors.
However, when we moved on to multiplication of larger numbers a few weeks later, the mistakes are much different. They could be making silly mistakes, such as being sloppy or carrying a number, but forgetting to add it. While other students are making math mistakes. In fifth grade, these are typically the students who have yet to master their math facts. 😉
I use paper clips to allow me to change out these signs on a weekly or daily basis. These are also laminated so I can write on them with a dry erase marker and my students can easily tell where their Exit Ticket belongs.
My teaching partner and I typically do the same things and collaborate on small group lessons. I easily made her a set of these to match her classroom by simply changing the color of the paper! 🙂
I’d love to share these printables with you! Click the picture above to grab this freebie, and put them to use in your classroom! 🙂
Need the Exit Tickets too? I have them for every skill I cover in fifth, as well as MANY others! 🙂