A classroom reveal is coming soon but I am too excited not to share my “Big Book Literacy Station”! I took a literacy course this summer about how to incorporate meaningful literacy stations into your classroom. The “Big Book Station” was one of my favorite stations and I am so excited to get to introduce this to my students! One of my fav things about it is how easy it will be to differentiate the activities to meet each of my students needs! This is what it looks like but I have tools that I am gathering to go along with it! Once it’s all together I will post another pic!
With this activity my students roll a die and find the corresponding number on their sheet, next they stamp the number word into their Play-doh along with stamping the corresponding number, last they use a dot marker to mark off what they just completed on their sheet. They continue rolling the dice again until all numbers have been marked off of their sheet.
This is just one way we practice digraphs. I supply my students with flash cards containing words with digraphs, playdough, letter magnets, a pencil and a writing sheet. Within this activity my students will flip over a card, read it aloud, stamp it into playdough and write the word on the digraph worksheet. Practice, practice, practice and of course it’s fun!
Dr. Seuss is one of my favorite authors! I just love his amazing quotes and how his books are full of silliness, mischeif and even life lessons. I enjoy incorporating his literature and Dr.Seuss inspired activities into my lesson plans.
Below you will see a tabletop game I made for Kindergarten aged students to practice matching uppercase letters to lowercase letters. You will also see the addition card game that I used in which the student is given an addition problem to solve. The student will use Swedish Fish to solve the problem and will then find the fish bowl with the matching solution.
a) the card will read, “2 +3=”
b) Student will count out: 2 Swedish Fish + 3 Swedish Fish = 5 Swedish Fish
c) Student will find the card with the number 5 in the fish bowl!
The last thing I have included is a sensory table activity. The sensory table is full of items that are the colors red, white and blue. The students are to sort through the items in the table and pull out all of the items that are a different color than the colors on Cat’s hat… The items in the table include many different multi-sensory materials such as feathers, tissue paper, ribbon, beads, etc. The students have a great time feeling all of the different tactile materials while sorting colors.
The second collage is two pics of myself…one is of me showing off our “Teacher of all Things” t-shirt and the other is of me dressed up as the “Cat” from “The Cat in the Hat” book.
“From there to here, from here to there, funny things are everywhere!” ~Dr. Seuss
It’s that time of the year…testing time! There has been a lot of this going on in my room and I’ve missed having “fun” things going on to post about. I found this lil’funny and thought I’d share. Tis’ the season for state testing. 🙂