It is time to bring back some *freebies* in case you missed them the first time! These are some of our favorite activities that we do the first few weeks of school. Later some of them will go into our reading game basket.
Our reading game basket has word study games in it that the kiddos may play when they have finished all of their work. It is one of the things on our When I finish, I can... list.
My kiddos LOVED this game! It was one of the games we kept in the basket all year long.
Here is an I have...Who has... game with rhyming words because you can never practice that skill too much!
The next 2 activities are differentiation strategies that I learned as part of my G/T training. In these activities, the children hold cards and have to order themselves according to the game's directions to create a human timeline. They have to do it without any talking! Let me just tell you that right away you learn who the Mother Hen of the classroom will be. They love this activity and it is also great to use as a transition for lining up.
The first one is ordering numbers from 1-20 using 10 frames. The second one is putting words in abc order. The words are from Dr. Jean's Phon-ercise. We sing that song LOTS and LOTS and use those alphabet words for TONS of different activities.
I found these fun glasses at the Dollar Store and made this game to help know the difference between letters, words, and sentences.
In September, we give an assessment called the TPRI. One of the assessment tasks tests deleting the initial sound. Let me just hear a Help Me Jesus. An example would be, what would the word sold be without the /s/ sound? A typical answer would be monkey. We start working on this skill ASAP. Between this and teaching rhyming words I usually have a headache. =)
This game has helped so much! =)
Here is a *freebie* you can use all year!
We start the first day of school learning our word wall words. We keep our cheers in a "Cheer" box! =)
These are just a few of the whole group activities we do. I'll be sharing more about how we will start the year off with The Kissing Hand and Pete the Cat....plus building Our School Family.
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I hope you enjoy these *freebies*. If you grab them, I would love for you to leave me a heart note.
From My Heart to Yours,