My Take a Look Back blog posts are a way of sharing some of the content I have on Instagram from the past week. I pick 4 posts that I want to highlight and take a closer look at, and write a blog post about them.
This week has been full of amazing learning. I am reading lots of PD books on math and literacy skills. I am trying to digest all of the new information I have learned, and I hope to be able to share this learning with you too!
I have made a few sets of these mushrooms over the years. I start off with some white small wood door knobs. I paint the tops red, then add some white dots. My students have loved using these with loose parts and math centers. They are so cute and easy to make!
Write and Swipe
Getting students excited to write is always a challenge. I made these Write and Swipe pages to give students a variety of prompts to work with. There are different pictures, so students can pick one that interests them.
Once students are done writing, they can just erase it and start again! A great literacy center to use all year, it’s easy to prep and can be used endlessly.
If you would like to try this activity with your class, you can find it here:
Letter Formation Practice
Finding new and exciting ways to get students to practice writing letters can be difficult. This blackboard from Dollar Tree is a great tool to use. I used a paintbrush dipped in water to make the A.
You can also use chalk on it to make letters.
Or do both together! Start by writing the letter with chalk, then erase it with the paintbrush dipped in water. So fun and easy to set up!
Play Dough Day
It was International Play Dough Day this past week! I love using play dough with my students because you can do so much with it. It’s fantastic for building fine motor muscles, and can make learning fun.
I use play dough for all kinds of activities and it can work on so many skills!
What’s your favourite way to use play dough with your students?
If you would like to take a closer look at this pack, you can find it here: