Shape Games A good way to help your child to learn about 3D shapes is to pick apart a cereal box to make it flat. You could try making your own 3D shapes from nets. You will find some excellent printable templates at SEN Teacher. Print them out on card and all you'll need is a pair of scissors and a glue stick or sticky tape. You could make several different 3D shapes and make a shape mobile. Follow the links to the free online shape games.
10 Excellent Lessons from Google to Help Students Better Use Google Maps in Their Learning January 5, 2015 Google Maps is an excellent tool to use with students to develop their spatial thinking. Beyond getting driving or walking directions to the other, this tool enables students to discover the world right from their classrooms. It is also a very good way to teach students about geography concepts, distance measurement, map readings and other fundamentals of mapping such as longitude, latitude, locations and many more. Develop elementary reading comprehension, writing and math skills with Kidspiration® Using visual thinking methodologies, Kidspiration provides a cross-curricular visual workspace for K-5 learners. Students combine pictures, text, numbers and spoken words to develop vocabulary, word recognition, reading for comprehension, writing and critical thinking skills. Kidspiration works the way students think and learn and the way teachers teach.
Top 10 Tools for Creating Teaching Materials UPDATE: Featured blog of the month!! I am very proud to announce that this post has been awarded the 'Blog Award for Innovative Teaching Ideas' by Teaching English British Council.I am absolutely over the moon! I would like to take this opportunity to thank Teaching English for all their support and thank everyone who voted :-) Multisensory Materials: When planning a lesson I always take into consideration the fact that students process information in different ways, so I need to use a variety of instructional approaches to reach all of them.
Phonemic Awareness - Pre Reading Skills - Reading Skills Pyramid - Time4Learning Phonemic awareness is the understanding that words are made up of sounds which can be put together in different ways to make different words. Simply put, phonemic awareness is the moment a child realizes that if the “b” in “bat” is changed to a “c”, then the word becomes “cat.” Phonemic awareness is a critical pre-reading skill which is often overlooked. And while each child is different, most learn to read following a similar sequence. Many are able to continue with no trouble when steps are missed, but others may have difficulty later because they didn’t make the connection.
Blendspace - Create lessons with digital content in 5 minutes Make mobile learning awesome! Student creation Share materials Free! Get our new app! Save time by using free lessons & activities created by educators worldwide! Be inspired! Play-Based Math AND Guided Math In The FDK Classroom The program requirements found in the Kindergarten curriculum expectations are the foundation for many years of mathematical learning. Kindergarten students explore the same strands as their older peers. They are introduced to numeracy, patterning, data management, geometry and measurement. Each kindergarten expectation is a building block for future learning.
Slice of Life If I dismiss the ordinary — waiting for the special, the extreme, the extraordinary to happen — I may just miss my life.–Dani Shapiro in Still Writing: The Perils and Pleasures of a Creative Life (2013, 123) In February 2008, Stacey was reading one of her student’s writer’s notebooks and came across a piece of writing about his sister’s lost necklace. Christian wrote an entire entry about the outrage he felt when his mother made the family drop everything to search for his sister’s lost necklace in their apartment. Thirty minutes after they lifted up couch cushions and checked under all of the beds, her necklace turned up on her neck!
Patti's Activities The Task Children identify words that rhyme in a series of activities. For example, "Put your thumbs up if these two words rhyme--pail-tail or cow-pig?" or "Finish this rhyme, red, bed, blue, ______."