Bookmark It! You Hold A Spot In My Heart...
I don’t post more than 2 articles in one day, but with Mother’s Day just around the corner, I wanted you to be able to look at all of these ideas at once, and decide which ones, if any, you’d like to do with your students.
They were all huge hits with my Y5’s as well as the mommies. I set them up as independent centers and they did quite well.
Since they only take a brief amount of time you could actually do all of them and tuck them in the "Pocket Full of Love" or if you don't do that, simply put them in a lunch bag or their folder to tote home.
I find that “paper love” is just as much appreciated as anything else a child puts together.
After all, the above activities were made with TLC, used their skills, which included reading a story, (no small accomplishment!) used sign language to express their affection, serenaded them with a song, and now make a bookmark their mom will certainly find useful!
How cute is that?
Click on the link to view/download the MOM bookmark.
Finally, Where Are The Flowers, is an easy reader that reinforces spatial directions.
The last page deals with the word "behind". Behind the door is the message "Happy Mother's Day!" Making it a perfect "read-to-me" booklet for Mother's Day, truly a special gift for any mommy.
Click on the link to view/download Where Are The Flowers?
Do you have a Mother's Day idea you'd like to share? I'd enjoy hearing from you. firstname.lastname@example.org OR...feel free to post a comment here, especially if you use one of my ideas.
Thanks in advance for taking the time. Feel free to PIN anything you think a parent or fellow teacher might find helpful as well.
I hope you can visit tomorrow for more teaching tips, 'til then take time for the 3 R's: Refresh, Relax, and Rejuvenate.
What’s the tallest flower in the garden?
Flower Power Math:
Students look at the number inside the flower and then color that many petals, and match the uppercase flower to the leafy lowercase stems on the bottom in these springy-skill sheets. I’ve made a blank tulip page for you to make more letter combinations if you want. Click on the link to view/print the flower skill sheets.
Small, medium and large frogs on a log:
For more fun spring art and activities check my 98-page May Art book. I also have a 78-page Frog Unit as well as an 83-page Flower Unit chock full of wonderful lessons to keep your students actively learning!
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Whatever you’re up to, I hope you have a marvelous May doing it!