Helper Highlighters for Early Finishers

Hey, friends!

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!

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Tabitha Carro


  1. Wonderful idea! Both parts will be learning at the same time and they will feel useful! Love your ideas here in Spain too! Great blog!

    1. Thank you, Miriam! Where are you in Spain? I went for the first time this summer (Barcelona and Madrid).

  2. Simple but very useful. I love it! :-)

  3. I picked up a similar idea last year, and tried it with my 3rd graders at the end of the year. It was a success! Hope it works well for you.

  4. Great idea! I also wanted you to know that your link is deemed "potentially inappropriate " by Pinterest! That's a bummer, but I'm glad I checked it out anyway!


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