I can't believe tomorrow is the first teacher work day of the school year! I still have a few more fun crafty teaching ideas that we did this summer to share with you all.
This one came from another Pinterest post found: HERE
And here is what we did....
I used my label maker to type up some of the words from the kindergarten word list (for the 5 yr. old) and it certainly didn't hurt the second grader to keep practicing segmenting and blending...
So after they would spin the egg and read (segmented then smooth blending) all of the words, they could open it up to get the small treat that we tucked inside.
We did an "at" "ig" and "an" egg and we could absolutely do lots more, but we wanted to keep it simple and repetitive to really let those words sink in.
Finally, like always we packed everything into a ziplock (clean up/good storage/use it again later) and added a little instruction post it note "spin it, read it, eat it."
They really enjoyed actually making these with me...I don't bring the activity prepared, we "build it" together. It takes up more time and they feel more invested in the "project." I started off calling these "games" because I thought it would seem more exciting, but the boys quickly began asking what our next "project" would be each day. I like that. It feels like we are working together and creating useful FUN activities. I am not just the babysitter, we are all hanging out and knocking out projects together (and learning...shhhhh)!
Hope you have enjoyed your summer and for all of you teacher friends....best wishes this school year. Maybe some of these lil projects can be useful in your classroom centers...who knows ;)