1-2-3 Come Play Word Games With Me.
You will really like the versatility of this 109 page word packet!
Students can sort words by vowel sounds, word families, nouns, verbs, plurals, school words, calendar words, seasonal words, rhyming words, colors, numbers, shapes, antonyms, synonyms, homonyms etc.
There are 31 sorting baskets to choose from + a blank basket to program with whatever.
Using brown construction paper, simply print off whatever baskets you want to use; laminate them, cut them out and attach a large paper cup to the back using a bit of tape.
Print off the word eggs on a variety of construction paper colors, laminate and cut out.
Students can work in groups or individually, to sort a dozen or so words, dropping them in the cup and then rotating to another basket when they are done.
Children can also alphabetize a group of egg words.
I've included CVC words, sight words, over 40 word families, + all of the Dolch word list words, as well as all of the Dolch nouns; for a total of 1,180 word eggs! Sixteen eggs are on a page for easy printing.
There's also a blank set of eggs that you can program with your spelling words etc.
Click on the link to view/download A Tisket A Tasket Word Cards in a Basket packet.
"A-tisket a-tasket A green and yellow basket. I wrote a letter to my love and on the way I dropped it. I dropped it, I dropped it and on the way I dropped it. A little boy picked it up and put it in his pocket."
1-2-3 Come Color A Rainbow With Me!
Are you looking for a fun way to review ordinal numbers or the colors of the rainbow?
If so, I think you'll enjoy the easy reader, "Let's Color A Rainbow."
Because of St. Patty's Day and the folklore surrounding leprechauns and their pots of gold at the end of the rainbow, I introduced rainbows in March, and then revisited them in April, when the spring showers started here in Michigan.
My Y5's loved crouching on the floor and singing the Let's Make A Rainbow song, and then jumping up and arching their arms, as they finished the song, which is included at the end of the booklet.
Students trace and then write ordinal numbers as well as color words and then cut and glue the matching picture to their page.
Children also think of something else that is that color and write it down in the space provided.
When everyone has completed their booklet, read it aloud to reinforce the words and review concepts of print.
I think your little ones will enjoy taking it home and sharing it with their families.
I encourage this, so that students once again review what they've learned.
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"Children have a special way, of coloring your day in a happy way." -Unknown
1-2-3 Come Make A Pattern With Me!
Run off egg template on white construction paper. Cut a variety of bright and pastel construction paper strips the width of a ruler.
For ease of cutting, on a paper cutter, I make a template and then run off the strips.
I made mine 1 inch wide, but sometimes when you print from a scanned PDF, the template comes out a tad smaller, so make sure that your strips are the same width as your egg template.
Make some samples of a variety of patterns: ABAB, ABCABC AABB ABBA etc.
Review patterning with your students.
Children decide what pattern they are going to make and choose their strips accordingly.
Rub glue on the template and then place a strip down. (I’ve taken a picture of how this looks with an ABC (red-orange-yellow) pattern. I started in the middle so that you could see the egg shape, but students should start at the top.
After they have completed their pattern, have them flip over their egg so that they can trim off the ends. Students write the pattern on the front of their egg.
If you want to dangle them from the ceiling, punch a hole in the top, add a yarn loop and hang them back-to-back so that all sides look nice.
They also make a colorful bulletin board. Your caption can be: Egg-sactly What Patterns Do You See? or “Egg-citing Patterns From Mrs./Mr. ___________ class.”
I’ve also included a rip and tear egg template, so that students can make a rip & tear creation. This is outstanding fine motor exercise. My Y5‘s loved making R&P’s.
Students simply put all of the ends of their paper strips in a pile. Children select whatever colors they want, and rip and tear them into a pile.
They then rub glue all over their egg template and press the pieces on the top. These too can be flipped over and trimmed, so that their shape is more egg like.
You can hang these along with the larger eggs for even more pizzazz.
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1-2-3 Do Some Carrot Activities With Me!
Since spring has supposedly sprung, although you wouldn't know it by the cold and snowy weather we're having here in Michigan, I thought I'd whip together a few carrot-themed activities.
My Y5's loved carrots and dip as a snack. I'd often put some sort of "craftivity" involving carrot counting, or graphing as an extension, into our morning lessons, and then finish up with the carrot snack as a reward for a job well done.
This packet includes a carrot fold open card that's nice to give as a spring note to parents, or use it to have students record their writing prompt inside.
Snipping the carrot topper is a wonderful fine motor skill as well. The template is symmetric so you can review that concept too.
The "Spring Spiral" is also a great cutting skill. I've included a left-handed spiral too, so that your "lefties" will have an easier time.
These spiraling carrots look great hanging from the ceiling.
I've included several graphing extensions + upper and lowercase bunny-carrot cards that you can use as a spring border, or to use for Memory Match games or to play "I Have; Who Has?"
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1-2-3 Come Record The Temperature With Me
Showing students how to read a thermometer and checking the daily temperature, is a quick, easy and fun way to collect and analyze data.
Two recording sheets help students do that, as well as reinforce tally marks and the concept of comparing and contrasting data.
At the end of the month students can make graphs to show their results.
The packet includes a paper thermometer slider "craftivity", a temperature log, a tally mark data collection sheet, and 2 templates for grafhing their results.
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