One more quickie- yesterday we did your activity where you fold the paper into 4 parts and label 1,2,3,4. The kids then wrote words in each box with one letter, two letters, three letters, and four letters. It was genius! The kids did so great-and I think they were concentrating on figuring out how many letters were in the words, so they wrote them much more easily. They weren't worried about spelling- they KNEW how to spell them. They were counting the letters to get them in the right box. I loved it!!! Thank you for yet another "Jean-yus" idea!
But, let’s get a little more mileage out of this four-square activity.
Math – Show four ways to make a number. (word, numeral, set, facts, etc.)
Draw four objects made with the same shape.
Nouns – Label “people,” “places,” “things,” “animals.”
Sort nouns, verbs, adjectives, and adverbs.
Task Card - Write four things they can do when they finish their work.
How To – Write/draw four steps for an activity, such as making a sandwich, making your bed, building a nest, etc.
Life Cycle – Four stages of the butterfly.
Seasons – Four seasons.