1-2-3 Come Do Some Fun Football Activities With Me.
I discovered long ago,that if I could incorporate a theme of something that was popular with my students, I'd grab and hold their attention. It seemed that my little guys had more difficulty focussing than the girls did, so I often offered choices when I could. Because sports was always a "hot button" and 'tis the season for football, I decided to dream up some activities with a football theme.
I thought it would be fun to do something with the -all family of words and make a game of it. Students choose teams and then work either independently or with their group, to think of as many -all words before the timer rings. Each word is worth 1 point.
To get in some math practice, have students figure out how many touchdowns and field goals they achieved with their word list. i.e. 7 words = 7 points = 1 touchdown. Any "extra" words can be counted to make a field goal.
A field goal = 3 points for 3 words. i.e. One team thought of 11 words. They scored 1 touchdown (7) and 1 field goal (3) and had 1 extra point left.
I've provided score card - posters, if you'd like to keep track and post the results. There are blank templates, so you can program other word families, if you'd like to keep this idea going. After I got the -all word family football packet done, I wanted to make Bingo cards as another way to review the words.
However, I had less than 24 words and could not make a Bingo card, so I thought I'd add the -ick word family to the football packet, because you kick a football.
80 pages later, (!) the packet was completed, but my entire day had slipped away! That's why this is posting so late. I am going to leave this blog up for tomorrow, and post a new article on Thursday. This will give me more time to work on Scarecrow stuff.
The packet includes the same activities for both the -all AND -ick word families. There are pocket word cards, traceable word cards, covers so students can make Itty Bitty booklets, alphabetizing worksheets, trace-write-color-cut & glue worksheets, + a word search.
Also included is a fill in the word sentence worksheet; 30 different Bingo cards, so your entire class can play; words on footballs + Kaboom bomb cards to play Memory Match and "I have; who has?" games.
There are also posters, blank templates for you to program with whatever, and 2 word-slide "craftivities." Many of these activities are perfect for your Daily 5 Word Work.
Click on the link to view/download the -all & -ick Word Family Football packet.
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1-2-3 Come Read AND Count With Me!
I designed the 1-2-3 Counting series of booklets to combine Common Core Math and Reading standards.
There is so much to cover in a day that I like to over lap subjects and to use an old colloquialism “Kill two birds with one stone.”
Also the consistency of these booklets helps empower students and builds their self-esteem, as it only takes one time for students to need assistance, instructions and then they can work independently on their booklet.
This makes them perfect for a Daily 5 activity or center and frees the teacher up to work one-on-one with other children to help strugglers or do assessing.
You can do one a week or month, depending on your themes or the needs of your students.
They are nice as a home-school connection if you need “homework”, something for students to do when children finish mandatory work, or perfect for a sub folder or something that can be sent home for those students who still don’t “get it.”
Read the booklet as a whole group to review concepts of print and reinforce the vocabulary.
Students read, trace and write the number and number word. They see the “themed object” in a sentence and say it.
They spy the number in a sequence and circle it.
They X-out that many boxes or use a bingo dot marker or stamp. As an added math concept, I had my Y5’s use 2 different colored bingo dot markers and show me an ABAB pattern. (See sample page above.)
Children cut & glue the set/group to the matching numbered box. My students really enjoyed doing these booklets and they caught onto concepts quickly.
I have a nice collection of fall 1-2-3 easy readers that will hopefully add to your autumn themed lessons.
Each one includes a graphing extension, traceable word-wall word flashcards, a cover for the flashcards so students can turn them into an Itty Bitty Booklet, a “Plus one more” worksheet, and a certificate of praise.
Click on the links to view download any or all of the following: 123 Count Apples With Me, 123 Count Leaves With Me, 123 Count Footballs With Me, 123 Count Pumpkins With Me, 123 Count Fire Trucks With Me, 123 Count Scarecrows With Me.
Click on the 123 link to view the entire collection of easy readers.
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