Interactive Math Journal Entry - this is one of my all-time favorite math journal entries. I use this as a full-class introduction to angles - not as a station.
Start with a Book These activities have been developed by national reading experts for you to use with children, ages birth to Grade 6.
The activities are meant to be used in addition to reading with children every day. In using these activities, your main goal will be to develop great enthusiasm in the reader for reading and writing. It is less important for the reader to get every word exactly right. It is more important for the child to learn to love reading itself.
If the reader finishes one book and asks for another, you know you are succeeding! If your reader writes even once a week and comes back for more, you know you have accomplished your beginning goals.
We wish you many wonderful hours have fun teaching writing activities reading and writing with children! Activities for birth to preschool: The early years Activity 1: Books and babies Babies love to listen to the human voice.
What better way than through reading! Some books written especially for babies books made of cardboard or cloth with flaps to lift and holes to peek through.
Start out by singing lullabies and folk songs to your baby. When your baby is about six months old, choose books with brightly colored, simple pictures and lots of rhythm in the text.
Mother Goose rhymes are perfect. Include books that show pictures and names of familiar objects. As you read with your baby, point out objects in the pictures and make sure your baby sees all the things that are fun to do with books.
Pat the Bunny by Dorothy Kunhardt is a classic touch-and-feel book for babies. Allow your child to touch and hold cloth and sturdy cardboard books. When reading to a baby, keep the sessions brief but read daily and often. As you read to your baby, your child is forming an association between books and what is most loved — your voice and closeness.
Allowing babies to handle books deepens their attachment even more. When you talk about everyday experiences, you help children connect their world to language and enable them to go beyond that world to new ideas. Yourself and your child What to do: As you get dinner ready, talk to your child about things that are happening.
When your 2- or 3-year-old "helps" by taking out all the pots and pans, talk about them. After your child tells you a story, ask questions so you can understand better. That way children learn how to tell complete stories and know you are interested in what they have to say.
Expose your child to varied experiences — trips to the library, museum, or zoo; walks in the park; or visits with friends and relatives. Surround these events with lots of comments, questions, and answers.
Talking enables children to expand their vocabulary and understanding of the world. The ability to carry on a conversation is important for reading development. Remember, it is better to talk too much rather than too little with a small child. R and R — repetition and rhyme Repetition makes books predictable, and young readers love knowing what comes next.
Books with repeated phrases Favorites are: Pick a story with repeated phrases or a poem you and your child like. Read slowly, and with a smile or a nod, let your child know you appreciate his or her participation. As the child grows more familiar with the story, pause and give him or her a chance to fill in the blanks and phrases.
Encourage your child to pretend to read, especially books that contain repetition and rhyme. Most children who enjoy reading will eventually memorize all or parts of a book and imitate your reading. This is a normal part of reading development.
When children feel power, they have the courage to try. Pretending to read is an important step in the process of learning to read. Poetry in motion When children "act out" a good poem, they learn to love its rhyme, rhythm, and the pictures it paints with a few well-chosen words.Writing activities will help your child improve writing skills.
Guided Lessons Learning Library Teaching Tools. Log In Sign Up. Worksheets Games Workbooks Activities Lesson Plans Exercises Songs Stories. Worksheets. This fun writing activity takes a regular task - writing a story - and transforms it into a collaborative writing experience.
Ways to Make Writing FUN! I am doing the happy dance because I have compiled the top writing activities that kids go crazy over!
I have tried and tested every single one of these activities, and each one receives a thumbs up from my children.
Fun Activities for Teaching Cooperation. Learning to play and work with peers and adults is a critical skill for developing friendships, completing group projects, and participating in extra-curricular activities. Easy to use and fun English Worksheets and English Lesson Plans.
Free English Worksheets and Lesson Plans sent out weekly. Download lessons and activities to your iPhone, iPad or Android device. Lessons for Children to Adults. From mad libs to story maps, everything you need to make writing fun. Home > Holidays and Calendar of Events. You will find various activities for holidays included on each monthly calendar for Activities include printable short stories, poetry, coloring pages, worksheets, word searches, crossword puzzles, holiday information, recipes, interactive games, thematic book list reviews, and holiday teaching suggestions and craft ideas.