Here are some “helper” highlighters I put together for my early finishers to help me in math with students who are still struggling with certain problems. They will use them to help explain problems and mark important words in the problems for the students they are helping. I just used decorative scotch tape for the flags and stuck them in my Mexico mug. We’ll see how it works tomorrow!
Hopefully it will be a big help. I have 23 students in each class this year, which is the most I’ve had in my whole ten-year teaching career (lucky me, I know!). So, I’m trying more than ever to have my students help out wherever possible. Students like being given responsibility in 4th grade, anyway, so it’s a win-win for all of us!