Saturday, August 16, 2014

Bright Idea: Ask Me Cup!

Welcome to the August edition of the Bright Ideas Blog Hop!

This month, I am sharing my Ask Me Cup.

I put everyone's name in the cup and I use it during my whole group lessons, to be sure I call on everyone, and not just the same few kids who always raise their hand. 

In addition to the children's names, I also have some cards labeled "Teacher's Choice". If I choose one, then I can call on anyone I want, including those who already had a turn. This way, the children don't think that, since their name was already chosen, they can stop paying attention. 

I also use this cup whenever I need to choose a child for something. This way, I can blame the ask me cup when children complain they didn't get called on. No blood on my hands! LOL! (Yes! I do watch Big Brother!)

Here's another one of my Ask Me Cups!

I hope you enjoyed my idea this month.
Have fun hopping through all the blogs linked up below!


  1. Love the cups!! Where did You get them?

    1. Hollie,

      I bought both cups at Walmart a few years ago!

  2. Great idea to use the "teacher's choice" option along with student names. This is what I've been missing! Thanks so much!
    One Lucky Teacher

  3. I love the teacher's choice! What a great idea!

    Jennifer from Simply Kinder

  4. I love this idea. Is it possible for you to put the editable version of this on your TPT site?


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