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Another Great Review Game

I like this one, it’s fun. It’s called “PIG”. The idea is that a student can choose to turn over 1 – 3 cards but if a PIG card is chosen then the 1 – 3 cards get put back. (I keep out the used PIG cards to avoid the situation that there is only PIG cards left.) This game has shown me which children like to be risk takers!

Pictured here is a game to review reading 2 digit numbers. I have another set with multiplication facts. It could be used for sight words or letter identification or….

You might notice that the numbers and pig are done lightly in pencil – this is intentional – I have students that love to try and cheat!

This set has about 20 cards with two digit numbers and about 6 PIG cards.

    

Sight Words

Hanging’ up the laundry …

Task Boxes

I am interested in the idea of ‘task boxes’ and have been pinteresting and googling.  Here a student works independently on a task box.  The function of the boxes has been math skills, literacy skills, and fine motor skills.  The box contains a photo (for a visual instruction) and after demonstrating a couple of times the student should be able to work independently.   I can see many good skills being practiced this way!

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End of the Year

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Looking down the hallway at all the ‘puddles’ to jump over. All puddles with sight words learned this year.
What a joy to see the growth and learning and excitement!
Looking forward to the journey that lies ahead.

An Easy Way To Help Those That Get Overwhelmed

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A ‘custom-made-kid-folder’ gets things done one row at a time. A paperclip holds the worksheet in the correct position, to line up with the sections of the folder.

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The Vowel Club

We decorated a banner for the vowel club (with washi tape 🙂
The best part was the amazement on the faces of my three kindergarteners when I told them that every word has at least one member of the club included! What fun to teach these little guys!

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Early Intervention with Initial Sounds

I thought it would be great to let these “little guys” move while they practice the initial sounds of words.  This idea is adapted from one of the many free activities at The Florida Center for Reading Research.  Great stuff at that site.

 

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