I'm linking up with Freebielicious for the First FREEBIES ON THE FIRST!
My kids have really enjoyed the new Write the Room Station. This coming week I'm adding in Christmas Themed images and words. Some of the words ARE harder than they can read, but I encourage them to check the first few sounds. They are pretty easy, but I plan on making them harder (same initial sound, etc.) as the year progresses. How I use these: I have 6 laminated strips of paper on the walls around the room. Each is numbered 1-6. Students place the recording sheet onto a clipboard and travel to each posting around the room. They record the correct word, or mixed up sight word, or rhyming word, etc. that they find there. Then, they draw a picture of the word in the second box. I have uploaded both the links for Scribd and Google Docs for you! Christmas Write the Room Write the Room Recording
I've always been really skeptical about Reading and Writing the room. It's always seemed like a great time for kids to get into trouble doing things that they shouldn't. I found a way to work in Write the Room that is very structured, and the kids LOVE!
I'm linking up with Fun in First to share my favorite Back to School activity!
My favorite back to school activity has got to be The Blanket Name Game! I wish I had a picture, but its super easy!!
Every year this game has been a huge hit! I've played it at every grade I have taught, from Kinder to Fourth. It's super easy and a great way to help kids learn each other's names.
Divide the class into 2 sections. Place an X or sitting spot on the floor on either side of a blanket Have a helper hold the other side of the blanket up to block the groups from one another Hold the blanket between the two groups Each group randomly selects a friend to sit on the X Count 1, 2, 3 and drop the blanket ONLY the friends sitting on the X's may call out the opposite friend's name You can take score, but I don't. The kids just have so much fun with the anticipation and recognition!