Counting To 100-Day Continues...
Here are ideas 3 and 4
Drop something into a jar!
Add A Piece To A Puzzle Each Day!
One of the things I work on during the summer is getting my things ready for counting up to 100-Day. I’ve listed some of the “stuff” that I do. I hope you get a few ideas for your students and become excited for back-to-school.
I’m endeavoring to keep my articles short, so I will post only two ideas on a page. There are 6 ideas, so keep scrolling down for two more “mini-sub articles” if you want to read all of the tips for this topic!
Index Card Booklet:
We’re “Pear Pairs!"
In the above article, I wrote a blog about fun and fair ways to pick partners.
I was diddling with homonyms and fooling around with the word pear and pair and thought making pears as puzzles would also be a fun way to pick a partner.
A bunch of alphabet, shape and number pears later, I had a 48-page packet! Click on the link to view/download Pear Pair Puzzles
This packet will be free for an entire year, then it will be updated and put in Diane's Dollar Deals in my TpT shop. Click on the link to pop on over.
Here's What To Do:
Run off the pears on yellow or green construction paper. Laminate the sheets.
Learning To Count By 5’s And Counting Up To 100-Day
Via a Fun And Interactive Bulletin Board for a Great First Day of School Activity!
I only had to skip count by 10’s to 100 with my Y5’s as a report card standard, but I know this is a standard for K’s and first grade.
A fun way to do this everyday as well as to count up to 100 for that special day, is to make this quick and easy bulletin board.
"A Pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity. An optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty." - Unknown"e.com
Are you trying to think of something different to do as an icebreaker for a fun first day of school activity? How about a survey?
My Y5’s loved carrying around a clipboard and asking questions. It makes them feel “grown up” and important, or so they tell me when I ask them why everyone always wants to use my clipboards.
You can buy packs of 12 at Sam’s Club for a reasonable price. They came in handy for this purpose as well as having them write in the hallway when we went on measurement adventures, or outside when we went on scientific explorations to collect data.
They are great as lapboards for when I had students writing in a circle on the floor as well, so I certainly got my money’s worth!
This information can be found in my Back To School Packet. Click on the link to view/download it.
Until next time… have fun breaking that ice, making friends and melting hearts!
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