I went coast to coast last week from Corning, New York, to Los Angeles, to Phoenix, and back to Charleston. Don't you love my new BFF's? You're also going to love some of these ideas you can use this week in your classroom.
The Olden Days (Amanda Baroody)
Do a unit on the "Olden Days" and bring in a record player, typewriter, rotary phone, old camera, etc. Churn butter for snack, say nursery rhymes, wash clothes on a wash board, etc.
Voting Pictures (Kirsta Gilliam & Megan Shelanskey)
Print children's names and glue their photos to cards. Let them vote for snacks, books, and other activites by placing their picture by the one they want to vote for. This allows children to see what they (and their friends) voted for and they get excited to tell their families about it
when they get picked up.
Letter Tickets (Kieren Pennypacker)
Put the first letter of children’s names on a piece of paper and that is their
"ticket" to the carpet. When they come to the carpet they must identify their
letter and make it's sound. Put their letter in a "treasure box" and that's their ticket to go home. Letters are saved in the cubby until the next day.
Ilene and Gayla from Sierra Vista made books from Super Hero napkins (instead of doing worksheets) with their students on Friday. "They loved it...they ate it up and wanted to share!"