Whose turn is it?!

Since I got an interactive white board I having been hearing a lot of “Teacher! He already had a turn!!!”. To be fair, I have 34 children in my class to keep track of. Mistakes happen, ie. an extra turn, and I get scolded for it! In the interest of keeping the peace I created these cute containers which I thumb tacked to the noticeboard beside the projector. Now we are all happy , aah…

Click here to download.

(please have your Gmail or Google Docs account open first!)

Just cut out the labels and stick them to a plastic cup. I purchased some colourful lollipop sticks and wrote names on them with a Sharpie. Now I move their lollipop stick name from one container to another and everyone gets their fair share of turns.

(Apologies for the lack of lollipop sticks in the photo. I am on mid-term and forgot to bring them home with me. I will update the photo soon)

What do you think? Do you have a similar problem with your class? How do you keep track?!

Have fun,

Miss Mernagh 🙂


3 thoughts on “Whose turn is it?!

  1. RJ says:

    In reference to your picking students to work on the IWB. If you are using the Smart Board, built into the Notebook software is a random word picker. Type in the names of your students, and the picker selects your students randomly and darkens names out that were already picked.

    • missmernagh says:

      That’s great to know! I am sure that this will be helpful to lots of teachers out there. Unfortunately, I have a Promethean Whiteboard. Perhaps there is an equivalent programme on mine. I never even thought to check! I must do some exploring….
      Miss Mernagh 🙂

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