ABC Come Teach With Me! Featuring A Letter and Number A Day In A Filmstrip!
Filmstrip Fun is another way to review letters and numbers with your students. It's that "something different" you may be looking for.
Print off and laminate the “Today’s Featured Letter” and “Number” posters. If you do a letter a day, make this part of your calendar routine and put these posters close by.
You can also display the complete upper and lowercase alphabet under their header cards, as well as the numbers.
I’ve provided upper and lowercase letters + numbers 0-10 for you to run off and laminate. To make things quick and easy, use Velcro dots to attach them.
Run off extra sets so that your students can play Memory Match Concentration games as well as “I Have; Who Has?”
Make copies of the upper and lowercase bookmarks for each student.
Have children “spy” the various letters with a filmstrip “spy glass”.
To make them, cut out the center rectangles on the filmstrips with an Exacto knife and then run the sheet through the laminator.
Cut the “spy glasses” out in sections of 2 so that the filmstrip on the bottom can be trimmed and used as a gluing tab. (See photo.)
I used a large glue dot to adhere the “window” to a Popsicle stick. Write students’ names on with a black permanent marker.
When students pass the various report card standards for letters and numbers reward them with an “I’ve Been Framed!” certificate.
Make a copy of your class composite and glue each student’s photo to the filmstrip mini-frame.
Write their name under the congratulations word and then sign and date the certificate.
I hope you enjoy Filmstrip Fun and having one more way to review letters and numbers with your sweeties!
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“To praise is an investment in happiness!” -George M. Adams
An Adventure With Numbers
In my teaching experience, I found that it was a bit more difficult to get the boys excited about doing some of the daily activities I had planned.
I also learned quickly, that if I incorporated something as simple as clip art into the lesson, that this would peak their interest, and I’d have a real motivational tool to helping them get down to business.
Even though God’s given me the wonderful gift to be able to draw a lot of my own creations for this website, it’s always nice to integrate clips from a male perspective.
When you tell a little boy that you’re going to count today, you’ll likely see eyes roll in a bored fashion, followed by audible groans.
Instead, whisper that they’re going on an adventure, to see how many snails, snakes, frogs and dragons they can find and count; and you’ll not only have their attention, but they’ll probably WANT to get going right away!
I designed Counting Creatures with this in mind, and was delighted to have Phillip Martin’s permission to use his wonderful clip art for my TeachWithMe projects.
Click on the link to check out his awesome site.
I think the girls will have fun too. I used to say my daughter was a princess with hiking boots.
This packet includes the following:
1. An easy reader booklet where students read the sentence, trace and write the number and number word, make that many tally marks, circle the number in the sequence, and then glue the number creature to the matching box in their booklet.
2. Number cards + a cover so that students can make an Itty Bitty booklet.
You can also use these for flashcards, or a variety of games. I’ve included a tip sheet of what else you can do with them.
3. A graphing extension
4. An anchor chart number poster +
5. A certificate of praise.
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I hope these cute creatures get your creative kids counting!
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“What sculpture is to a block of marble, education is to a human soul.” –Joseph Addison