This week in language arts we have been learning about homophones and antonyms. If you are looking for a great introduction to both of these, Moby and Annie from Brain Pop Jr. are your people! I always love using their videos to get us started.
After watching the video, I gave each of my students a homophone puzzle piece. Once they read their word they had to walk around the room to find their partner that had the matching homophone.
This was such a great opportunity to discuss some of these words and build up their vocabulary. Once all the matches were found, we added them to the board and started working on creating our homoPHONES. Each student had to pick one set of homophones to illustrate on their phones.
Seriously though, how cute is that little emoji for “bawl”. #icanteven
You can download the puzzle cards and phone template here.
We also learned about antonyms. After watching this Brain Pop Jr video, we added some antonyms to our chart and created these ants.
Each student used the small sticky notes to record their antonyms onto.
This is such an oldie, but I do them every year with my students. You can download the ant template here.
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