My heart smiles when they show such empathy while sharing their solutions with their classmates Each day I have the students who wrote to Scruffy during their writing center read aloud his or her story to their classmates.
Do you like the dark? How do you teach letter writing in your classroom? Thanks for stopping by! You could also print our a stack to give as a gift, tied up with ribbon or in a nice box. Explore all our writing paper designs below, or use our quick links to explore by topic, holiday and season. You might also want to have a look at our Story Paper.
What is your objective? Add winter props to the blocks center. Try covering some blocks with foil! Students can pretend it is ice or icebergs. It challenges students to build something they may not have thought of on their own. The real photographs helps them visualize what they want to build. You can grab the cards HERE. Measuring with snowballs cotton balls is a fun way to practice measuring with non-standard tools. Students measured the height of various winter objects.
We also measured with snowball rulers! For small group, students measured various arctic animals. Once students were familiar with measuring with the snowball rulers, I wanted students to measure items then determine if it was more, less, or equal to a given quantity. At circle, I challenged students to walk around the room, find objects that were 7 snowballs long, and place it on the chart.
It was an amazing activity. I heard tons of math conversions occurring among students. Students were observing other students. And the best part was students were excited about measuring! Grab a few pieces of blue cardstock and draw a shape on it with a silver Sharpie. Students traced the shapes with clear gems. As students made the shapes, we talked about and noticed how many sides and corners the shapes had.
Mini erasers are a fun math manipulative. Put out a set of number cards with winter themed mini erasers. You can choose any letter case you would prefer. For younger children, I usually do uppercase to uppercase matching or lowercase to lowercase. Then as they get older and more proficient, I start doing uppercase to lowercase and vice versa.
Students matched the letter beads to the snowflake letters. Grab a few pieces of blue cardstock and draw a shape on it with a silver Sharpie. As my kids went through the letters I made sure to say letter sounds for letters they were looking for. Pin this image. Next to the trays are snowball letters.
We've tried to think of something for everyone, and have included stationery for both boys and girls, and all ages. It seems I cannot get used to the early darkness in the evening…I feel panicked to get home because of the dark only to realize we have already eaten dinner, cleaned up and it is only 6pm! Day two, we reread it using the event cards and discuss the sequence of events. They just like peeling and sticking stickers. Explore all our writing paper designs below, or use our quick links to explore by topic, holiday and season. Day one, we make predictions.
Students traced the letters on the snowman letter cards. Explore all our writing paper designs below, or use our quick links to explore by topic, holiday and season.
Permanent marker Write the letters on the white dot stickers.
Students can pretend it is ice or icebergs. Add a few drops of liquid soap to the paints to help it stick to the foil better when it dries. The buyer is responsible for return postage costs. You might also want to have a look at our Story Paper.
Measuring with snowballs cotton balls is a fun way to practice measuring with non-standard tools.
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Adding new things and writing tools to the writing center will keep your students interested and excited about writing. I found these foam snowflakes in the Target dollar spot. The buyer is responsible for return postage costs. The winter paper cutouts are from a teacher store near me. Explore all our writing paper designs below, or use our quick links to explore by topic, holiday and season.
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