This Christmas activity will help your students in learning how to find a vowel by using names on a Christmas stocking! Students will be asked to color the spaces with words that have a long o sound red, and the spaces with words that have a short o sound any color they like. Students will be asked to color the spaces with words that have a short o sound red, and the spaces with words that have a long o sound any color they like.
If you are also headed back to school soon, you are going to want to start thinking about fun back to school activities! If you just started your summer break, pin this post and get back in the pool!
My third graders had such a fun time with this simple activity. It got them talking with one another and working as a team from day one. You will need plastic cups, 4 paper clips per group, gummy worms and gummy lifesavers. Fred, the worm, was riding in his boat, the cup, when it tipped over.
Fred is on top of the boat and he doesn't know how to swim. Lucky for him, he brought a life preserver, the lifesaver. The life preserver is stuck under the boat.
Students will work in groups to plan a way to get Fred inside the life preserver.
They cannot touch the worm, the boat or the life preserver with their fingers. The only tools they can use to help are the four paperclips.
I divided my students into groups of 4. First, they talked together about how they wanted to approach the task. When the group had a plan, they could begin their work. Throughout the task they were laughing, strategizing and working together.
It warms my teacher heart to see all of this happening on the first day of school! After they have completed the task, I had them write and illustrate about their strategy.
The different groups shared with one another. Spaghetti and Marshmallow Challenge: My school used this activity as an icebreaker when we came back to school last year.
It was a fun team competition that had students creatively working together. You will need to give each group uncooked spaghetti noodles and large marshmallows. Each group should have about the same amount of supplies. They can only use the spaghetti and the marshmallows.
The winner is the team who has the highest structure when time is called. Many will build tall structures that fall before time is up. One of my groups built a medium sized structure.
Groups around them were building taller ones, but this group stopped. I came by and asked why they weren't building. They said that they figured the other towers would fall and they were taking their chances with the shorter by sturdier structure.
Groups drew pictures of their creations and reflected on what they learned about building.
Everyone giggled a lot and it was a great time to talk about good sportsmanship and how games are played fairly in our classroom. Right from the beginning of the year, I want my students to be mindful of the words they choose to use with one another.
They will be offering suggestions on writing and problem solving all year. We will spend countless hours working with partners or small groups. They need need to understand that words CAN indeed hurt.
Every group will need a tube of toothpaste, a spoon and a plate or tray.
Have the group squirt all of the toothpaste out of the tube and on to the plate. They will think this is silly and you will get some giggles. Now tell the students that their task is to get every little bit of the toothpaste back into the tube before your timer goes off.
They can only use their fingers and the spoon. After kids have had an opportunity to try and time to wash it's kind messy but your room will smell minty fresh! Read the book My Mouth is a Volcano and talk about how words are like the toothpaste.rutadeltambor.com - TEACHERS - Education resources, Teacher chat, lesson plans, teaching jobs.
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Grade Levels: Grades K, Kindergarten & 1st Grade. In my grade book I highlight each childs’ color so I have a quick check of what color I assigned each child. I then assign work either on the board or a review sheet to do as morning work. One idea that the kids like to do is to find the mistakes in three sentences written on the board.
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