Monday, May 29, 2017
Knowing when to use articles, a and an, can be confusing. Making a big book to demonstrate when to use these articles is an effective way to teach children how to apply the rules.
A is used when it is followed by a word that begins with a consonant sound. An is used when it is followed by a word that begins with a vowel sound. Children determine where to place the pictures. In this activity the a or the an is placed before a picture (noun).
In the activity below, children had to decide if a or an came before the adjectives: full, happy, light, right, sour, sweet, awesome, enormous, empty, outside, open or ugly. The same rules apply as with the nouns.
Page with answers
Practice Page with Adjectives
Some Confusion Occurs When:
Watch the Video
Saturday, May 27, 2017
We have all had an extra 5-10 minutes - Take advantage and reinforce reading/language skills!
Before having children find the long e sounds/e/,/ea/ and /ee/, write the following sentences on the white board. Remind children that different letter spellings can make the long e sound. Have children place a specific colored magnetic marker (red, green or blue) under each type of spelling as shown above.
Same activity, different vowel: Find the spellings that make the long i vowel sound -
I, y, i consonant e,
Identify all pronouns by placing a round red magnetic circles under each pronoun.
Identify all verbs by placing a round magnetic circle under each of them.
Magnetic Markers (created with magnetic tape), Decorative Tape, White Board and Expo Pen -Create! Create! Create!
Sunday, May 21, 2017
Learn through Exploration using a full water bottle, ruler and items from around the room!
Demonstrate understanding of weight and equivalency
Remember the weight of the colored bags: 5 pounds, 2 pounds and 1 pound. How many ways can you balance the bags?
Have fun create scales!
Saturday, May 20, 2017
Thursday, May 18, 2017
We didn't forget Odus and Unus!
Sunday, May 14, 2017
Wednesday, May 10, 2017
Challenge: Make a Toss Game - Materials provided: two round plastic plates, several plastic and paper cups of different sizes, stickers, ping pong balls, Styrofoam balls, puff balls, and plastic chips. Glue, poster board, and markers were also provided.
Questions to Consider When Creating the Toss Structure and When Tossing the Object
Points were determined according to level of difficulty (possibility of making toss). Five = easiest and 20 = most difficult
Sunday, May 7, 2017
Step by Step Resource Posters to Teach Children how to Use a Percentage Chart to Figure Out Word Problems
Voting on Favorite Sport
Toy Store Earnings
Student Practice Paper with an Example to Follow - Post Resource Posters for children to reference
Increasingly difficult student practice paper
A blank practice paper for parents/teachers to fill in and extend activity