Of course I love to use literature to meet more educational needs and ideas.
Here is the FUN book, I Know an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Pie.
We use this sheet and crayons to complete
a listening and following direction activity.
I love to record the directions and set the audio file on a CD so this station is independent.
It makes my students follow directions the first time and move on.
This can be tough for little ones, but also a great challenge to rise up to.
We also did some writing activities using this book.
Since I provided a word wall and sequencing cards that can support weak writers.
We also use the sequencing card
to complete this sequencing sheet.
And we loved creating 4 word sentences with these sentence scramble mats.
My students are doing amazing at looking for the capital letter,
the ending mark,
and then to create the sentence make sense.
There are six sets of sentences in this pack and
each student in my class MADE SURE they created and read each sentence.
They loved every minute of it.
We also colored them cute Color by Number sheets.
We also complete this FUN Now and Then Secret Code Word set.
This activity allows my students to practice number and
letter recognition and develop the idea that letters make words.
We make these NOW and THEN Thanksgiving readers as well.
We use the social studies concept of NOW and THEN,
as well as the sight words NOW and THEN.
Additionally, we practice reading the top sentence left to right.
I hope you can use some of these ideas, tips, and activities in your classroom.
And most importantly…please make
Lee Ann Rasey says
I used to do the pattern Indian hats and macaroni necklaces when I taught kindergarten years ago, and I was the only K teacher. I miss doing them; they were so fun! Now that I am at a different school with 5 K teachers, we all must do the same thing and those projects aren't what they do. Bummer!
Mary Amoson says
I might cry for you!
Jessica Jungman says
I love all your Thanksgiving ideas, so creative! Can I get a copy of your Thanksgiving Now and Then Reader? Thanks!!
Mary Amoson says
Here is the link for that book: https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Then-and-Now-Thanksgiving-Reader-968622