Today I tried a new math lesson I'd seen shared. It required colored pencils, two sided counters and a half piece of paper. Sure it could have been crayons, but colored pencils are WAY cooler.
I demonstrated how to shake the counters and let them fall. I then recorded the color combinations of our 5 counters.
When it was time to do this fun activity in centers I got at least 5 hugs as the kids went off to do their tasks. The best way to judge quality is how excited my students are to do the task. I think I was given an +A.