Who’s excited about their 3 day weekend!??!?! Me too! There’s just nothing better than a 3 day weekend after the back to school hustle!
Last week I shared several of our first week read alouds. If you missed it, you can read about those here. Today, I want to share a few more of my favorite back to school read alouds with you all.
First up, Spaghetti in a Hot Dog Bun by Maria Dismondy. It is such an amazing book about treating others how you want to be treated. After reading it, we talked about The Golden Rule. We shared about times that we have treated others the way we wanted treated.
Y’all their spelling at the beginning of the year is just about as precious as can be!
We also read, Stand Tall Molly Lou Melon . This is another great book to read at the beginning of the year to discuss how to treat others and to accept each others differences. After reading, we wrote about what we like about ourselves. This response makes me giggle!
While I’m sitting at OT for little P, I thought I’d share a fine motor activity with y’all! 😬 I’ll be doing preschool with him at home next year (his daycare got torn up by a storm🌪) and fine motor + alphabet are two things we’ll be hitting all year. So, I wanted to incorporate as much of both into one activity as I could. 💪 These lacing cards are going to work his little fingers all while learning the alphabet and letter sounds. 🍎 These (+ several other fine motor mats) are available in my store! // Link below 💜💜 www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Alphabet-Activities-Lacing-Letter-Mats-Fine-Motor-Lacing-Card...... See MoreSee Less
A few years ago I used this Friend-Diagram activity with my students to teach compare and contrast! I always love how they turn out! It’s FREE on the blog and I re-shared it in my Weekly Recap (several weeks ago) on the blog, too! Hope you can use it! Link here 👉 // smittenwithfirstblog.com/weekly-recap-3/... See MoreSee Less
Sticky Tables was a class favorite years ago! It gets kiddos up and moving!! 🤩 It works with multiple subject areas/standards and can also be used for informal assessments! 👍 My last post showed how to use it with skip counting and here I show it used with subitizing/number sense, ABC order, and handwriting practice. See previous post for directions on how to play 💜💜 ... See MoreSee Less
Re-sharing this skip counting number lines activity from years ago! 👉 Skip counting from any given number is such an important skill for our little ones - not just reciting 2,4,6,8,etc! Here's how we did it! Put sticky notes on the table, each student chooses one sticky note to start off with and then they just fill in the boxes using an expo marker on their desk! You could even use washi tape to create the number lines! ... See MoreSee Less