1-2-3 Come Do Some Wind Activities With Me
Since March is one of our windiest months here in Michigan, I like to do a mini theme about wind, with a few kite activities tossed in.
One of my students' favorite stories is The Wind Blew by Pat Hutchins. Like Jan Brett's The Mitten, this tale is also perfect for sequencing.
With that story in mind, I designed "The Wind Blew" emergent reader packet, which includes 3 booklet options, plus a variety of page options too.
There’s a black & white version for your students, with a matching full-color teacher’s edition, to use as a sample to explain the lesson.
Students read the repetitive sentence, trace & write the object that the wind blew, then trim and collate the pages, stapling into a “just the right size” booklet.
I’ve also included an extra page, where children complete the sentence: “The wind also blew . . .” and add their own idea and illustration.
The 3rd version, is a non-illustrated option. Students read the sentences (these are filled with over 40 Dolch sight words), add end punctuation (period, question mark, exclamation point), then illustrate and color the page.
Besides the booklet options, I’ve also included extra page options as well, which coordinate with Pat Hutchins' book “The Wind Blew”.
I made “Who Has Seen The Wind?” a poem by Christina Rossetti, into a photo-poster, as an interesting way to introduce the lesson, and get in that "poetry genre" standard. To mix math with literacy, I've also included a graphing extension.
The other packet that I designed to go along with Hutchins' book "The Wind Blew", is a "retell the story", sequencing craftivity.
So that you can quickly & easily make a sample to share, I've included a full-color pattern. There's also a black & white version, so students can make and color their own.
I've included a "pennant flag" option, for those from a different country, in lieu of the US flag strip.
Finally, what would a windy day be without a bit of kite flying? Your students will soar with the kite-themed, -ite and -ight word family packet.
The packet includes:
* An -ite word family poster featuring an alphabetical list of 43 -ite words.
* An -ight word family poster with an alphabetical list of 74 words.
Because some of these will be new to your students, I’ve included -ite and -ight word covers for a student-made dictionary. Remember to take those teachable moments to explain homonyms and compound words. There's also ...
* An -ite and -ight word family slider craftivity featuring 11 words, with a large teacher’s copy, as well as a smaller, 2-on-a-page pattern for students; plus ...
* An emergent reader, with 16 pocket chart cards for whole-group practice.
This comes in a full-page size in color & black and white, as well as a smaller, 2-on-a-page, black & white booklet for students, as well as ...
* 25 traceable Dolch word cards that appear in the story, with a cover so children can make an Itty Bitty booklet, plus . . .
* A “Give Me A K!” kite poster which is an “echo cheer”, 2 graphing extensions, 7 worksheets, 72, mini-word cards, plus the silly, story poem “Zite and My Kite” and finally...
* An -ite and -ight word family kite craftivity, with 6 kite options, plus a blank kite so students can design their own.
It's an oldie but still goodie, that I did years ago, before computer classes, clip art and fonts that I now use. I hope you enjoy it.
Well that's it for today. Thanks for visiting.
Since March roared in like a lion here in Michigan, it will be interesting to see if it gently leaves like a lamb, or continues to be really windy.
Wishing you a carefree, high-flying sunny day.
"It was one of those March days when the sun shines hot and the wind blows cold: when it is summer in the light, and winter in the shade." - Charles Dickens