I'm thinking the same thing. It probably isn't very complicated but I thought some of you use them would have suggestions on procedures that work well. I'm thinking that my kids 3rd grade can put homework, notes and returned papers into the books.
In the story of Chrysanthemum let children make their names out of Chrysanthemun petals of different colors. Students can discuss how all names are differernt. They can share how they got their name and who they might be named after.
Students can also share why teasing others is not a good thing to do. I then trace or print the children's names on a piece of construction paper tracing around bulletin board letters. The children decorate their names and we put a bow on them I use stick on bows.
The children have a lot of fun seeing how fancy they can make their name. I then gave each student a nametag and let them write their chosen name and decorate the nametag. The children then put the nametags on and those were the names we went by for the rest of the day.
I did this activity with a first grade class and they loved it! Write the following prompt on a sheet of paper. Have child fill in their name and color of an item that they can carry their stuff.
Have them draw their container on the top part of the paper. Bound all the pages and place in the library or send home with a student at a time and share your wonderful authors and illustrators with their parents.
For math, I graphed the numbers of letters in each child's name. For reading, I had the children change the ending of the story I called it a parade of names I gave all of my students a copy of a puzzle or a small 16 piece white puzzle.
They were asked to write their name on the small puzzle or the paper puzzle and decorate it. Then they had to share their puzzle all the piece were in a zip lock baggie with a friend. The friend had to put the puzzle pieces together to spell out their friends name. My class enjoyed these activities.
Sabrina Beg Clermont, Florida This book is part of my back to school unit. First, we use it to discuss treating everyone kindly and not making fun of others. Then we discuss the name Chrysanthemum and how special it is. I tell the students I have a very special name inside of a ziploc bag for them.
I give the children a bag that has his or her own name cut up and they unscramble the letters to make their own name.We used this activity with our preschoolers when we did our theme on community helpers.
We supplemented this activity with puppets. The puppets kept the students engaged and allowed for some great discussion time with the students The students really enjoyed talking about our community helpers. Note- If you have the time, scroll down this extensive list of links to see what is available to print or do online for free, or for future planning.
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A circus theme brings out the performer in everyone. Children dress up as clowns, jump .
Pete the Cat is the go-to book for many kindergarten and elementary classrooms. Here are free Pete the Cat activities, videos and books listed all in one place so you won't have to go digging to look for them.
Be sure to click on the name of each Pete the Cat freebie to see where it came from and to download it. Pete the Cat Freebies First Day Certificate, School Tour, Coloring Page - This.
Free printable candy corn math game using dice and candy, for kids to practice counting and number recognition. Great for the Fall season or around Halloween.
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Many of you have been asking for my final short vowel 'write the room' printable. Here (at long last!) is the set for short u words. Just in case you're new to 'write the room,' here's how it works. Print small cards with the featured words and post them around your classroom or home.
Give your learner(s) a recording sheet to record each word as it is .