April 28, 2013

Hootycreeks and Exit Slips

Man oh man, am I feeling refreshed!  Here in Kansas, the weather was gorgeous!!!  I guess Mother Nature finally wanted to cooperate.....or perhaps she was tired of listening to all of the Kansans complain! Anyway, I spent my relaxing weekend gardening, planting shrubs, working on TPT products and  baking the world's best cookies!!

These little round joys of delight are called Hootycreeks.  They. Are. AMAZING!  They have cranberries, oats and pecans in them....so I like to pretend they are healthy.  And I may or may not eat them for breakfast....

Besides eating my body weight in cookies, I worked on ELA exit slips for my kiddos.  If you don't currently use exit slips.....you totally should!  Exit slips provide an extremely quick (what teacher doesn't like quick??) way to see if your students are comprehending what they have read.  This strategy is perfect for giving you (the teacher) immediate feedback and it will also help you students by providing them a way to think about what they have learned.  And as a bonus....exit slips work perfect for all text types!

Here is what the front side of the exit slips looks like:

The exit slip uses a simple 3, 2, 1 strategy.  When you are ready to wrap up your lesson spend 3 to 5 minutes and have students write 3 things they learned, 2 new words they discovered and 1 remaining question they have.

The back side looks like this:

On the back side you can ask students a specific question about the lesson, or choose from the list of questions below.

You can get this FABULOUS exit slips strategy for FREE at my TPT store.  Just click on the picture below!!

Hope you all had a great weekend!!! :)



  1. Yum! You need to share that recipe!

    Also love the exit slip freebie! I will definitely be downloading it.

    Ms. Smith
    Adventures of Ms. Smith

    1. I wish I could share the recipe....but one of my dear friends gave me a "starter kit" with the majority of the ingredients pre-mixed. I have asked her...but it is a secret recipe. :( I hope you liked the exit slips!

  2. My roommate when I first started teaching use to make those cookies! I haven't had them in years...I may need to go find that recipe! Thanks for the freebie.

    Hunter's Tales from Teaching

    1. When you find it...share it with all of us! :)