You likely cannot imagine doing one more thing as you prep and plan for the first few weeks of this school year. Let us help you with one “must do”. Here is a perfect beginning set of Creep Track/Slap Track cards. “
During the S.M.A.R.T. workshop, the importance of keeping the cards simple in your Creep Track/Slap Track was emphasized. Smooth movement is the key piece of this activity, not the drilling of information on the cards. A great starting point at the beginning of the year are handprints. Students understand the concept of moving down the track, high-fiving each hand, in a smooth, patterned way. This often helps with proper hand placement. Fingers are facing forward, gently slapping each card as their hand matches the handprint.
Simply print out these cards, cut them across the middle, and slip them into the pockets of the track. You will be ready to demonstrate and add this activity into your S.M.A.R.T. routine in just a few minutes. A quick note in the download will share some helpful implementation tips about keeping that pattern simple.
Would you like another quick durability tip? Print these cards on cardstock and laminate them. The cards will last longer and hold up for use at the beginning of next year too!