October is such a magical month because you can incorporate all things spiders, pumpkin, and my favorite: You can see in the photo below, I am not using a "bin," rather a spider web bowl I found at the Dollar Store! I added some spooky fingers, spiders, and little erasers to the basket to give the students little festive items to touch and explore while also accomplishing an academic skill.
Bright Idea for Small Group Word Work 21 March Primary teachers do a lot of small group word work activities especially during guided reading time. I was feeling stuck in a rut so I decided to mix up my word work activities.
The first activity that I do with my students is called "What's Missing? I show them our focus word when that I wrote on the whiteboard and then I will hide the board and erase a letter. When I show the word to my group, they tell me which letter or letters is missing from the word.
The students get so excited about this game and I will often have to remind them that they don't need to shout. They are only shouting though because they are excited about the word. I love that they are learning to read and write the word and they think it's a game. The students use the focus word for our lesson.
We mix the letters. Then they make the word and show the teacher while reading the word. Then they do it again. I usually have my students do this about three times before putting the letters away. With using these letter cubes, I tell them they have to use the lowercase letters and not the uppercase.
This helps when it comes to writing the word. They write the word they just mixed and fixed. After they write it once, they cover the word with their hand and write it again. I have my students write the word three or four times depending on how much time we have within our small group time.
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Literacy Centers and Math activities. The children experienced many math activities in small groups in. In Extended Day Kindergarten (EDK), a portion of our day is devoted to working in small groups.
By participating within smaller groups, students get more individualized attention and are often able to focus more clearly on tasks.
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Sometimes offering students a choice makes a big difference.