Saturday, March 8, 2014


Noun House 
You’ll be amazed at all the great ideas I found when I cleaned out my desk! This is one of the best for helping children understand nouns. Cut out a house and draw four rooms. Write “person,” “place,” “thing,” and “animal” in the rooms. Children write words (or draw pictures) to fill each room.

*Write adjectives in the attic.

Body Sentences

Student stands with hands in the air to represent a capital letter at the beginning of a sentence.
The student says each word and takes a step in between to represent spaces.
The student punches out a “period” at the end.

Name Eggs
Write each child’s name on a small piece of paper and then cut apart to make a puzzle. Put in an egg. Put the eggs and a list of the students’ names in a basket. Students choose an egg and unscramble the letters to make a name.
Cluck - Cluck
I found a funny note from a teacher who wrote that when 4 or 5 children come up to her at one wanting to ask a question or say something she simply begins clucking like a chicken. The kids look at her like she’s going “nuts” and walk away. Then she can deal with them one at a time as she laughs inside.

Name Comparisons
Let two children get together and compare their names to see what letters they have in common. They could use a T-chart for letters that are the same or they could use a Venn diagram for letters that are the same and different.
Twinkle 1 to 20
(Tune: “Twinkle Little Star”)
Point to the numbers as you sing:
1 – 2 – 3 – 4 – 5 – 6 – 7
8 – 9 – 10
Then comes 11
12 – 13
14 – 15
16 – 17
18 – 19
Number 20 is at the end
Using fingers, count again!

Okeedookee! That’s enough for today! Come back tomorrow for some more simple, easy ideas you can use this coming week.