Pocket Chart or Magnetic Board Story
Simple stories are a great way to build children's grammar and a wonderful way to get your students actively involved in the process.
Shared writing lessons will allow you to both model and actively engage students in the writing processes.
We wanted to see what the children already knew about why we have farms.
We asked what animals live on the farm?
Why do we have farms?
Farm Yard Paintings
During group time we had a guided drawing activity on the white boards. While the children were at the easel during work time, this is what they did.
Barn Yard CVC Word Work
With these fun barn write and wipe mats, students will have fun learning to spell simple words. Children will be able to draw on their knowledge of sound-letter relationships with these CVC picture cards.
What Rhymes with Dog?
Children always have a fun time thinking of nonsense words to rhyme with their name, so why not capture that fun of rhyming with these fun hands on rhyming clipping rings.
You will be able to see if they were able to comprehend the rhymes with a fun worksheet.
My little ones are pros at identifying beginning sounds, so we have been challenging them to listen for the ending sound with another set of ending sound clipping rings, I have to say that they are becoming quite the little decoders.
Down on the Farm Block Play
Children can spend day after day in the block building center so to add a little twist to the area we added clipboards, paper, tape and markers along with farm animal picture cards. This is what we found at the end of work time a group of children worked together to make corals for all of the animals and they had labeled each coral with the animal name! I love my job!
How Many Farm Animals?
Children will gain a firm understanding about counting and representing that count with a number when using this interactive number story board.
Barn Door Flip & Cover
Flip and Cover is a great way to get your children to recognize numbers. There are two mats 1-10 and 11-20.
Say It, Trace It, Write It Number Mats
To help reinforce their numbers we followed the flip and cover activity with Say It, Trace It, Write It write and wipe mats.
Barn Yard Spin and Add Mats
My little ones love to count objects and play games with spinners, so we combined to loves together and now they are spinning and adding.
Big Red Barn Art
I just love to placing a tray of art materials along with a sheet of paper on a table after reading a book during group time. It is amazing to watch children creating art from their prior knowledge of a story.
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I'm Tami Sanders creator of Learning and Teaching with Preschoolers, a blog to help teachers create magical moments for the young.