How to Assess Even and Odd Number Skills

odds-evensHi everyone!  It is Jennifer from First Grade Blue Skies here to share with you a super simple way to assess even and odd number skills.

I was looking for a quick performance task to use with one of my intervention groups.  I needed to assess even and odd numbers and this is what I came up with…the kids thought they were playing, which is fine with me!

I used number stickers on the end of craft sticks and letter stickers to label the library pockets.
The craft sticks also work nicely for Kinder number order…

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For a variation to the activity, I tried hot spot stickers.  I noticed that my students were grouping the dots in sets of two in order to see if any were left over (odd).  Perfect!

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My students were begging to come and assess (even the ones I didn’t need to assess)…and the best part?  It took only a minute or two and I didn’t have to sit right next to them as they did it.

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I hope this is something that you will be able to use, or that will spark an idea of how you might use something similar in your classroom!supplies

I used:

Black Dot-to-Dot Lowercase Letter Stickers

 Dots on Black Library Pockets

 Dots on Turquoise Dots Hot Spots Stickers

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I hope you all have a wonderful holiday break!

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  1. Angela Griffith says:

    Thank you Jennifer so much for sharing this awesome idea!

  2. Cute idea as always! :)

  3. For a storage idea, either attach the pockets inside a file folder and store the sticks in a baggie stapled to the folder. Or, you can decorate an empty, square Kleenex/tissue box. Then, adhere library pockets to all four sides of the box and attach a label to each pocket. The sticks with words or numbers can be stored inside the hole where the tissue used to be. Set it out at a center or use in your small group, and have students self-sort the sticks into the correct library pocket for your assessments.

  4. Trish Horne says:

    Thank you for the inspiration for decorating my classroom. I used the black and mint green with frog theme in my class this year. Our school this summer is getting a make-over: new paint, lighting, floors, additional rooms, bathrooms, etc. We had to pack and move everything out of our classrooms. I just hope we are able to get our rooms ready before open house which is on Aug. 4. Your decorations and ideas helped to make my class a home away from home for me and my students. I love the ideas you have as well as the colors that are available with your items. Keep it up! One thing I am having trouble finding are the oversized pom-poms. I think these would make a wonderful addition to my room.

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