So on April 1st, it snowed here... no joke! We need to think warmer thoughts!!! And pretty please come follow me on Teachers Pay Teachers.
Here are some of the items I use this month. Check out my unitSpring Has Sprung
I just created a new item for my word work center. It uses words from Harcourt's Trophies. I used Donna Glynn's Mystery Words sheet and made my own sheets for my students. At the bottom of every page, I ask the students to create two for a friend. Here is my dilemma- how do my students know which ones to do? I was thinking getting something like this:
I will make a label for "All Done, please check" and "Friends, please finish me."
Here is a sample page of my Word Work unit. Stay tuned for the whole unit.
I have shakers, well two different varieties of shakers. One kind are filled with something and in a container. The other is made from egg cartons. When I first started making these, I made them out of necessity- the only egg cartons I had, had openings in the top and the pom poms kept flying out!!!
I use them for so many things:
*Shapes review or identify.
*Identify money or write amounts and students must make that amount using coins or dry erase boards
*Review word families- land in one spot, write or say a word from that word family
*Name something a particular color
*Place value- add 2 or 3 manips. child reads or records number (biggest or smallest)
*Really anything you need to review.
The list is infinite!!!!
Program your egg carton with your skill. Use a small manipulative such as corn, eraser, pom pom. So you don't have a zillion cartons, you could use garage sale dots instead of writing on the inside of the carton.
So put in your manip. and close carton. Shake. Open carton. Where ever your manip. lands in, is the question.
Here they all are: (Well those that are made lol )