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Better Than Equity Sticks: Animated Decision Wheel

Hello Friends,

Growing up, I always loved watching The Wheel of Fortune... wondering what space the wheel would stop at.

The sound of the wheel beeping FAST... then getting slower ... and sloooower. The anticipation of where it would stop. GAAAWH! It would kill  me! The suspense of it all.

I still love that feeling. That's why I am so excited to share with you a new resource that I just posted in my Teachers Pay Teachers store.

Do you use equity sticks to randomly choose your students? I did, too! While I did love those little sticks, I do wish that I had this resource when I was in the classroom because it's fun! Don't get me wrong. Equity sticks are great. I just think that we can sometimes lose the engagement of our students as we dig into the jar to pick a popsicle stick. 

There is just something mesmerizing about the spinning of the wheel and the sound it makes that captures the students' attention. 

Don't believe me? Take a look for yourself!

PLUS, there spinners are EDITABLE! Yay! 

Here is a sneak peak into the resource. 

 Let me explain this resource as I show some close ups.

Here are some spinners for student names.  ALL the fonts are embedded so that you do NOT have to download any fonts. Just type the name right in! The 25 part spinner comes in color and black/white.

This is a great Brain Break / indoor recess / get up and move activity! "What should we do?" (Spin the wheel) "Ok, let's do some jumping jacks!" You can also have students chant their word wall / spelling / high frequency words / math fact using this wheel.  In this case, they would chant while they did jumping jacks!

There is also a story elements wheel where partners can pair share, and a game wheel.

Here is another wheel choice. Spin to see which table is chosen. Then spin again to see which student at that table gets called. You would label your students at each table with a letter.

Again, these wheels are EDITABLE. So you don't have 6 tables? No problem. Change it. :) It's your way right away, Baby!

The "Say It This Way" wheel above is a FUN one! When I was in the classroom, we used many different voices and accents to review our spelling words, spell out our word wall words, and high frequency words. My kids LOVED this. Spin the wheel. Review math facts, grammar skills, etc without moving your lips!

 Don't see a spinner that you need? Make it with my EDITABLE templates! There are 3 different color schemes with and spinners with 4, 6, 10, and 20 sections. Don't want to count the sections of each spinner to see which one you'll need? I got you covered.  Just take a look at the bottom right corner. The number there tells you how many sections that wheel has.

See? I got your covered. :)

Oh, did I also mention that this resource also comes with monthly templates? This is the amazing thing..... ready for it? You'll need to sit down.

ALL the decision wheels are able to be COPIED and PASTED into the wheel of your choice! WHAAAAT??!! I KNOW, RIGHT????!!!

So that means that you can write you student names in a wheel ONCE and just copy and paste them into the monthly template that you want! 


Copy and Paste is your new BFF. (What will you do with all your extra time?)

After you have copy and pasted your wheel in, you can move the arrow to point to any part of your spinner.  

This resource is a game changer. It's seriously fun!

If you still don't believe me, I'd love for you to try it for yourself. You can grab this resource by clicking the picture below.

Thanks for reading, Friends!