My Adventures Teaching : Interactive Notebooks
Great beginning of the year book! Always loved doing this one with my fifth graders... might work in first grade too
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Each child gets a list, a clip board, a pencil, and one flash card (on a headband). Then the students roam around the room reading sight words. They draw a line from their peer's name to the sight word they read off their peer's forehead, until they figure out which one is on their own head. ---fun for any content word too
Tip: Cut up a story into 4 pieces for a group of 4, 5 pieces for 5 etc. Put each piece in an envelope. Students read their part then work together to sequence it. Variations & Extensions - Make sure for younger and lower proficiency students that you provide a picture cue with each section of text that you may choose to be one simple sentence each. If you have 6 groups create 6 different stories in envelopes and after they have had the time to correctly sequence the story, direct them to...
DIY Salt Tray with letter cards. What a great teaching tool.
Create a "fakebook" page for a character...ha! I love this.
After reading a story, the students could make this display using details and events from the book. The students could draw a picture of an event or detail and write a sentence about what is going on in the picture. The student will do this for multiple events and place each one in the proper sequence indicating the sequence of the storyline.
Pull a name from the Mystery Hero jar. Don't say their name, but let kids know you are watching your Mystery Hero. If the Mystery Hero does a good job reward them, and if they aren't on their best behavior just say to the class that the Mystery Hero needs to try harder. Don't call the student out or let students know who it was. Love this idea!
They wrote their hopes and dreams in balloons and attached a picture of themselves soaring with them.
a special ed. teacher showed me how the scratchy sides of velcro are a great way to help fidgety kids who need tactile stimulation--stick the scratchy velcro under their desks so that they can rub their finger over it and stay in their seats with minimal distraction!
Here's a simple way to practice plurals with your kids that costs only cents. What you will need: 1. Sentence strips 2. Markers 3. List of nouns that follow the rules. What you do: 1. Write the noun on the sentence strip. 2. Fold the right hand corner to cover up whatever gets taken away on the reform of the word. 3. Write the new ending that makes the word plural
irregular plural nouns