Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Common Core is Hot, Hot, Hot!

Ok guys.. I am REALLY really REALLY excited about something.... !!!!! 
I hope you all find this as exciting as me! 
Common Core Math Hot Seats! My newest TpT item!
Keep reading for a freeeeebieeee!!!! 
What are Hot Seats and how to they work?
The pack includes 8 Math questions for EACH Common Core Standard. Cut out the questions on each page and organize them in envelopes or baggies according to standard so you are SET for an entire year of Math! Answer key included, along with a printer-friendly answer key cover sheet!

Stick these questions underneath your students' chairs with a small piece of tape when they are not in the room. When students take their seats, you can choose your time to announce that there are "hot seats" in the room. Students will excitedly check under their seats, and if they have a question stuck to it...uh oh! They will have to show you how much they know by attempting to answer the question.
Need help? Grab a lifeline!

You do not need to do Hot Seats everyday. You can save them for test review, lesson review, or even state testing review towards the end of the year. The more random this activity is used, the more excited your students get when it is "Hot Seat" time!

It is FREEBIE Friday!! You can download a free page of the Hot Seat questions to use with your class but downloading the PREVIEW on my TpT

Do you teach Kindergarten (or have friends that do)!? Lucky for you, I have an "in" with this 
really great Kindergarten teacher over at Kindergarten Smiles!
Download a free page HERE!! ...or buy the 
whole package so you can enjoy Hot Seats all year long!!


  1. Hey! I just found your blog through Kindergarten Smiles! I am a grade 6 teacher :) It's fun to see other older grade bloggers!
    I am your newest follower.
    Miss Elementary

  2. Love this idea! Thanks for the Kindergarten link! I nominated you for the Versatile Blogger award. Stop by my blog to pick it up!


  3. Best idea! The kids are REALLY going to LOVE this!! The unit looks wonderful!!


  4. This is a super fun idea - I bet my third graders would love it!

    I'm excited to have found your blog from Ms. Smith - my school will become a Leader in Me school this year, and I'm so excited about implementing it with my kids! I'd love it if you checked out my blog (I'm hosting a giveaway right now, too!).

    Yay Third Grade

  5. I just found your blog through Freebie Fridays! I am going to be teaching 5th grade for the first time this year, so I love finding other 5th grade blogs!

    My Journey to 5th Grade

  6. Just found your adorable blog via TBA. I'm a new follower. I love that your school has a leadership focus.
    Funky First Grade Fun

  7. I just discovered your blog! Loving it so far!!