Sunday, July 10, 2011

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Sunday, June 5, 2011

Father's Day

We're making key chains for our dear old dads!

Cut a 12 inch piece of twine and fold it in half. Make a knot about an inch from the fold. The kids thread on the "I" tile and knot again. Then, they thread on the heart tile and knot. They, continue in the same manner threading on D...A...D. Leave about a half inch tail and cut off the excess twine. Put the fold end through a key chain circle. Insert the other end through the middle of the fold and pull to tighten. You could use letter beads instead. I made letter tiles (see link) and laminated them.

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Friday, April 8, 2011


Haven't posted anything in a while...don't know where you all find the time!

HELP! Any ideas for magnets out there would be greatly appreciated!

Not even sure if anyone visits me...SNIFF! SNIFF!

Saturday, February 5, 2011

Show What You Know About Short Vowel Sounds

I used this activity as an assessment for short vowel sounds. First, we played "Mix, Freeze, Switch" of my favorite movement activities. I handed each child a vowel card. They "mix"..."freeze"...and "switch" when given the directive. Whatever card they end up with they had to show me what they know by recording words with the corresponding short vowel sound on the heart grid pattern. We used a white crayon....(very was hard to see what they were writing) Then, they painted over the pattern with water-color paints
Finished product for display!

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

"Snow" Many Names for Nouns and Numbers

I've gotten so many great ideas from all of you that I wanted to share, as well. I did a whole group lesson first by sorting nouns into categories. Then, we cut out a pair of skates (black for boys; white for girls), put one category on each side and glued the winter words under the appropriate category. I have to scan the skate pattern and will post that later. I'm going to try to post the winter word cards and student version right now. For the math activity, I wrote a number inside a snowflake. Then, the kids had to write addition and subtraction facts that named that number. I made a giant snowflake and laminated it. I did a whole group lesson, first using dry-erase markers. I will post a photo of the final student copy. Didn't take a photo of the big snowflake, though. I don't really know what I'm doing. Hopefully, I'll figure it out! Wish me luck!