Each student comes up and picks a stick out of my hand; they have to place the word in the right cup. Then, after all sticks have been sorted, students can choose one stick from each cup and create a sentence using all three words. A great informal assessment!
Animal habitats bulletin board. Divide a bulletin board up into the four main animal habitats. Choose an appropriate boarder. Have students draw their favorite wild animal on a piece of paper and have them place it in the correct habitat. This will be a great way to display students artwork!
Many teachers are familiar with the idea of a “Word Graveyard,” where we retire overused words like fun and good. This budget-friendly display uses McDonald’s fry containers and yellow strips of construction paper to give students an interactive way to continually view and add new synonyms for “overcooked” words. Don’t worry …
Paint Chip Story. Paint samples often have unique and interesting names such as Western Sand, Beach Basket, and Mermaid Tear. These names make the perfect story-starters to inspire creative storytelling. Have kids choose five color samples with intriguing names to write a story from. (MY APOLOGIES TO HOME DEPOT, ONCE AGAIN) :-)
paint chip color-matching activity ~ Simply grab two matching paint chips, cut one up and glue each color to a clothespin while keeping the other intact. The idea is to mix them all up and then hand them over to your kiddo to match up again.