For some reason, I have strong memories associated with the Winter Olympics.
I make sure the students look their friend in his or her eyes as they greet them.
The Share Sharing is when students get a chance to be heard. This time in your classroom allows your students to share news, events, their point of view and so much more.
In the process, your students will truly get to know one another and practice careful listening. In the beginning of the year, I present a question and then have each student answer the question around the circle. We look at the person who is speaking and listen without talking. This is hard for kindergarteners at first— they are very eager to jump in when they hear something that reminds them of themselves.
They then move it towards the sharer and then back towards their body a few times.
Students are eager to make connections and this is a way students can do so without having to use words. If everyone starts talking at once, this is a quick way to silence the class, regroup, and move on.
With these tools in place, share time is very successful and students LOVE to share about themselves!!
As the year continues, I teach my students how to ask questions about what was just shared. I tell my class that coming up with questions and comments is part of their job as good listeners. As the year progresses, some sharing ideas include: The hider then picks a friend and they come up, read the blend, and peak under the tree.
If they were correct, they got to hide the ornament next. The group activity can be SO many things. You can play academic games or team building activities. Some of our favorite activities last year were learning new poems and songs.
To play this game, one person will stand up in the front of the class. They will say one truth. I have a brother, I like to play soccer, etc.
Whoever connects to the statement has to stand up and switch spots with another person who agrees with the statement.
As people switch spots, the person who spoke tries to get in an empty spot.If you are a preschool, special education, Kindergarten or first grade teacher, then this book is for you!
Sally Moomaw and Brenda Hieronymus are both professors at the Arlitt Child and Family Research and Education Center at the University of Cincinnati. writing activities first grade, struggling writers, writer's workshop first grade, kindergarten writing Some great activities for the beginning of the year.
These writing activities help your struggling students begin to add details to their stories and illustrations right from the beginning of the school year. First Grade Writing Activities. By the time students reach the first grade, many are eager to learn how to use letters to form more words.
With the first grade writing activities prepared by urbanagricultureinitiative.com below, students will be able to create poetry, a family cookbook, and even a . Explore Jessamyn Lane's board "Reading and literacy activities for first grade" on Pinterest.
| See more ideas about Kindergarten, Learning and Deutsch. What is the Thematic Writing Center?The Thematic Writing Center includes word cards and independent writing sheets for the entire school year.
Each month covers ten themes for a total of 90 themes. The themes can be interchanged between any months. The Kindergarten-1st grade band materials support student learning for students at both the Kindergarten and first grade levels.
Many items can be used to teach the basics that will be necessary for kindergarteners and first graders to master early reading, writing, and spelling skills.