Saturday, January 31, 2015

Pull My String

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In the classroom we have been learning about Force of Motion and Gravity. There are tons of great experiments, links, detailed lesson plans, and activities in my Force Of Motion Pack.

 Here are a few fun shots of the kiddos working together using a push or a pull to move a cup on strings. (Which is just one of the many hands on experiments that is in this pack.)

  Have you tried this yet with your kiddos?? Thanks for reading! Have a happy week! 

Thursday, January 22, 2015

What's My Word?

This is a quick little game that we play in our classroom to help practice our sight words and our spelling words. The kiddos have so much fun playing that I thought I would share their excitement and just maybe introduce you to a new game (or remind you of an old good one) for your own class. {And parents if you are reading, this is PERFECT for you to do with your own student at home!}

1. First post the words somewhere that all the kiddos can see them. Then assign someone to be the "teacher/Partner A" and someone to be the "student/Partner B". Next have the "Partner B's" get whiteboards, expo markers, an eraser, and then bring it back to the floor.

2. Then the "Partner B" should sit with their backs to the words and have the whiteboards in their laps. Next "Partner A" should read a word (in their head)- from wherever you posted them - and quietly draw one letter at a time on the "Partner B's" back.  {You should model the correct amount of force to use when drawing and how to use the TIP of their finger and NOT their finger nail......let's just say we learned that one the hard way!!}

3. As Partner A draws a letter then Partner B should be writing it on the board.  I ask Partner A to draw the letters large, to go slowly-one letter at a time, and to NOT move on to the next letter until Partner B has written the correct letter on their board.

****To make this game more difficult take the board away and see if the kiddos can track the letters in their mind and then say the word.

Short and sweet tonight! I hope you can use this in your room!
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