Affective warm ups and wrap ups
These activities are a great way for teachers to start or finish a class. Enjoy the moment!
you clever monkey: Literacy centres - the first six months
This little phonemic awareness activity is called Magic Spoons. Basically, in order to help children with sounding out words, even those pesky nonsense words, you take a pack of spoons and on each spoon write a consonant. (For the letter Q you write a "qu" combo - because those two are always together.) These will be used as the initial consonants of the words the students will be reading. Then, students practice with one spoon at a time adding the first letter to various different word fam...
forming letters w. pipe cleaners
Learning Letters with Pipe Cleaners - Make and Takes
What a great way to create CVC words...real & nonsense. Free mats to download, too. yay! Dollar Tree foam blocks!!!
Miss Kindergarten: DIY Foam Dice
Boggle Boards...Great for a center!
Make as many 3-letter words as you can!
Today In First Grade: Short A Time...
Mystery Word - What's the Last Word?
Expanding sentences. Would love to do a foldable like this with grade-level revisions. 1. Add an adj/adv participial phrase. 2. Add a prepositional phrase. 3. Reorder/rearrange the sentence. 4. Improve the verb. 5. Include an appositive. 6. Write it as a compelling fragment. 7. Rewrite it as dialogue. 8. Change the point of view.
Invitation by Shel Silverstein. Read it or listen to it!
What do you find in a X? Student/teacher chooses a topic and other students have to say what can be found until no more ideas pop up. Ex: kitchen, jungle, school, backpack.
The Marionette: pretend the student is a marionette and sew line lifting his arm and then making a knot to hold it in the air. Then do the same with the other arm, fingers, head, and legs. With imaginary scissors go cutting the strings and see what happens. You can narrate while you do it.