I am officially school lagged from being back to school this past week. I loved seeing my little kiddos, but getting up while it is still dark outside…notsomuch.
Although I was a sleepy girl this week, I knew my kiddos wouldn’t be! They always seem to have more energy the week we return from a break than ever before!! So, I knew I had to bring my A-game and keep these kiddos busy with learning!! I called in some visitors to visit us each day…they are always so stinkin’ bossy every time they come to visit!
Meet the Bossy R Triplets! They are *super* sassy and *super* bossy!!
Miss UR only likes turtles and nothing else!
And then…there’s Miss ER. She only likes butterflies!
Lastly on Wednesday…we got a visit from Miss IR. She only likes birds!
My kiddos always get the giggles when meeting these bossy ladies! After meeting each of them, we worked on some word sorting activities and followed our learning up with making each of their favorites! … turtles, birds, and butterflies.
My kiddos begged to play these Bossy R word activities from our literacy stations after they finished their work. They ate up the Bossy R Showdown!! Anything that is a competition is a win in my room!
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