If you read the adorable book The Kissing Hand, by Aurdrey Penn, you're familiar with Chester an anxious little raccoon. Since he is such an endearing character for children, I thought I'd incorporate him into some fun hand's-on shape games and activities.
These "shapely apples" can be used as anchor chart posters, large flashcards, a bulletin board, and assessment tools. Make extra sets and use them for independent centers and games. Children can also choose their favorite shape and make a shapely apple of their own. A shape attributes worksheet is also included.
This is a quick, easy and fun apple-themed game to play with your students, to whole-group assess spatial directions.
Review a variety of standards with these cute raccoon sliders. Packet includes sliders for shapes, upper and lowercase letters, numbers to 20, plus skip counting strips for 2's, 3's, 5's, and 10's.
This is a wonderful packet to go along with the back to school book The Kissing Hand, by Audrey Penn.
This packet is an interesting and fun way to build students' vocabularies, reinforce verb usage, synonyms, and dictionary alphabetizing skills. Great for Daily 5 or a game students can play with a substitute teacher, or when you have a few extra minutes in your day.
Ready! Set! Action! is an interesting and fun way to help your students learn about verbs. This game also acts as a classroom management technique to help students "get the wiggles out". Students enjoy the action of the activity, while you reinforce the grammar concept.