Hi everyone it's Leslie!
Hope you all are having a fantastic weekend!
Well, it's finally October and we're just loving it!
We've been in or classrooms for about a month now with our kiddos and it finally feels like we're in a solid routine. Schedules are finalized and our math and reading stations are running smoothly, YAY!
Here are a few things we've been doing along with a few new freebies!
A few weeks ago I incorporated apples throughout my week. We read lots of books about apples, used some smart board activities from the smart exchange website, and incorporated these activities below.
After reading several nonfiction books about apples. My kiddos retold the apple life cycle by placing picture and word cards into a pocket chart. (Please ignore the picture quality, bad lighting).
A few days later we completed the worksheet below.
The following week I included an apple label activity in my fine motor station. This will continue to be at my fine motor station for the next 6 days of literacy stations.
The life cycle cards were also used again
and were put at my pocket chart station.
Both were a great reinforcement about a previously learned topic!
These activities can both be found in our
Look for Erin's apple activities soon!
Transportation was one of the reading themes in my Treasures reading program last week and I incorporated a transportation sort along with a few transportation books and songs.
Here's a picture of the sort below.
When my stations change next week, I will include this picture book in my publishing station.
There are picture cards that go along with this book.
The kids can color, cut, and glue their pictures on the appropriate page.
The picture sort and mini book with pictures can both be found here:
I am enjoying including activities that relate to previously learned topics at a few of my reading stations. My kiddos can work independently and feel successful while completing these activities! Next week one of our reading themes is frogs. I've got a few things planned that I'll be sure to share with you in a few days!
Lastly, here are a few freebies that we'd love to share with you all!
This little welcome sign is placed in a 5x7 frame on my counter as you enter my classroom. It's editable and in our TpT store! It's replacing the September one that was displayed last month. Just click the picture below to get your copy. It will print on a standard 8 1/2 x 11 piece of paper. I just prefer to shrink it down to fit in a small frame.
I also updated a few posters that I use quite regularly in my classroom when solving addition and subtraction story problems.
These little gems are hole punched and have a ring through them. I hang them right above my document camera cart and pull them down when we complete math story problems. My kiddos get used to this, and hearing these words repeated over and over help when they complete story problems independently. Just click the pictures below and you can get these little freebies as well!
Hope you all have a wonderful week!