A Sneak Peek - Mandy Neal

Do you have a spare bulletin board, cabinet, or wall in your classroom that needs filling?  I did, and the empty space was about to drive me nuts!  This is where the “Sneak Peek” comes in.  I needed a filler and came up with one that serves a great purpose.

I teach two 4th grade and two 5th grade math classes.  While we are in the middle of a unit, I post essential vocabulary words that relate to the standard that we will be learning next.  Students know that the “Sneak Peek” tells them a bit about what we we will be learning next, and it provides them with pre-exposure.  This in turn, helps to increase learning.

After the unit these posters remain on our math word wall for students to refer to throughout their learning.

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When we begin a new unit, students get crazy excited when they remember that they saw a concept on  “Sneak Peek”!  They have prior knowledge from the get go!

 

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