Friday, June 5, 2020


What fun to find all of these old ideas to share with you!  What's your favorite today?

F.R.E.D.  (Betsy G.)
Create a F.R.E.D. (Families Read Every Day) folder that children take home nightly.  Students record the title and their favorite part of the story.  The goal is for all students to read 100 books by the end of the year.  Plan a big celebration for everyone!


This would be a brilliant idea for helping families model a love of reading together this summer! 

Slap-a-Word  (Amy Ritter)
Write sight words on cards and spread them out on the table.  (You could write the words on seasonal shapes like gingerbread men.)  The children put their hands on their heads and when the teacher calls a word the first child to slap the word and read it gets the card.  The student with the most cards at the end of the game is the winner.
*Could be adapted for numbers, letters, vocabulary, math facts, etc.


Don't you know that kids would love to slap a letter, number, shape, or anything?  Make flash cards for whatever skill you are working on.  Each child has his/her own set and spreads them out at home.  They put their hands on their heads and then slap the item that the teacher calls out.

Serious Science
Add a silly pair of glasses (Groucho Marx with a mustache or seasonal glasses available at dollar stores) to your science center. When children do experiments they get to put on the glasses.


A pair of silly glasses is a great prop for engaging children's attention online.