Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Tickets Out the Door

Everyday, I seriously am in awe of my cute little kinders.  Seriously, they are such cool little people, and they are so stinkin' smart.  Now, I taught fourth grade, I student taught in second grade, and I had my practicum in first grade, so I've seen where my kinders will be headed.  In my opinion, this gives me the ultimate advantage as a teacher; I can plant the seed of knowledge early (because I know what they will be studying), so they can remember (hopefully) that they've heard that term before or seen something like that before.  I throw terms and fancy words at them, and cross my fingers that they stick.

So, here we are in the fourth week of school, and my students are telling me that rectangles have two sets of parallel sides.  Then, they go on to explain how they know they are parallel sides.  Again, I am in awe of these kids each and every day.  They are my sponges.

I always use my Kindergarten Math Tickets Out the Door after we finish calendar.  They have questions that cover each kindergarten math standard.  I keep them on binder rings by topic, so I can quickly flip to questions that cover the concepts we are currently studying.  Right now, we are working on flat and solid shapes.  This is the ticket I read to my student and showed him today.

My little peanut answered all of my questions and explained his thinking.  I swear... these kids are amazing!  I am so impressed with my kiddos.  I just had to brag about them.  :)

If you are interested, you can check them out in my Teachers Pay Teachers store.  Click here, or on the picture below.  I also have a Kindergarten ELA version as well, and they are just as fun.  Click here, or on the picture below.

Have a fantastic day!


  1. What a great idea and you must have worked so hard on this! They both went straight into my cart!
    Learning With Mrs. Leeby

  2. Irene, you are too sweet! You will definitely need these for your new job. Congrats on staying in kinder!


  3. Hey! I bought this and I am so excited to use it! I was just wondering if you do it whole group or hand out different ones to different kids? I can imagine it would be hard for them all to see the little card from the carpet and there aren't enough of each topic to give one to each student. Just trying to get a visual of how you do it! Thank you!!

  4. I use them whole group. We read it together, and then complete the activity on chart paper (if it requires paper). The kids LOVE it, and cheer when they are called up to complete a ticket. I also complete them when we have a few extra minutes. Let me know if you have more questions, Betsy. Your students are going to LOVE them!

    Thanks a bunch!