It's been so busy and to top it off, I am at a math inservice tomorrow, so my kiddies are going to have a sub for the first time! Cross my fingers they all survive! Well, here's what's been happening in the First Grade Garden this week. We started our fire safety theme last week.
Seuss' real name was Theodor Geisel. On books he wrote to be illustrated by others, he used the name LeSieg, which is Geisel spelled backwards. March 2nd is his birthday and Read Across America is celebrated the same day.
Make Bingo cards using clip art or scanned images from the books you're going to use of the characters. Don't forget to make corresponding "calling cards" with the appropriate character name. Use wrapped red and dr.seuss writing activities for second grade peppermint disks or other appropriate items as markers for the cards.
If you're low on Dr. Seuss books, ask your students to bring in any they have ahead of time. This will give you more flexibility until you have time to add to your own collection. Use a Venn diagram to compare and contrast two books.
Anything rhyming goes with this unit! Seuss is all about some rhyming!!! Seuss coloring pages as writing topics. Have the student color the page and then write a story about the picture. Less advanced students will write about what they see in the picture utilizing color words, etc.
More advanced students can write to retell the story. Have guest readers to come in and read to your class. Utilize administration, community leaders, volunteers, grandparents, parents, older students, teachers from other classes, etc.
Have students create quilt squares based on the characters in the books that you read. Take some of the recognizable sentences from some of the books and write them on sentence strips then cut the words apart.
Have students rebuild the sentences in the pocketchart. Provide a model of the sentences if needed.
Seuss On the Loose tune: Seuss is on the loose, And this how we know. Cats, hats, eggs and ham, Cats, hats, eggs and ham, Cats, hats, eggs and ham, We love his fun books so! Seuss books are on the AR list. Many of them on the first grade level which I was particularly interested in.
Ten Apples Up On Top! I just bought this book a couple of weeks ago at Wal-Mart. It's great for reinforcing number words and to use with an Apple Unit. My second graders will also be able to read it since it's a Beginner Book.
Hopefully there's an AR test to go with it. Create a number word line with the help of your students. Take their picture with a digital camera or have them draw their self and mount the pictures on butcher paper or a bulletin board in number line fashion.
Mount the cards under the pictures. Next, have each student glue the appropriate number of red apple cut-outs on top of their head in the picture. If you have 20 students or less, you can go up to 10, and then underneath, create a new number line counting backwards.
Just change the number word cards to numbers. Buy 10 plastic apples and see if any of your students can be the Master Stacker by getting 10 apples to stack on top of each other. May not be possible, but I'm sure they'll have a lot of fun trying.
Label the apples above with number words one through ten and let the students practice putting them in the correct order. On the opposite side of the apple, in random order not the same as the number words, label the apples above with an ordinal word.Second Grade Arts & Crafts Activities.
Check out these fantastic 2nd grade art projects and craft projects for your second grader! Fun art projects include creating aboriginal hand print art, and cool craft projects let kids create fun stuff like homemade candles and even do-it-yourself jewelry.
Use these 20 fun Dr. Seuss themed writing prompts to get your kids thinking like Dr. Seuss! Dr. Seuss stories impact children all over the world. Use these 20 fun Dr. Seuss themed writing prompts to get your kids thinking like Dr.
Seuss! FREE List of Dr. Seuss Activities and Printables: Cat in the Hat + More! | Free Homeschool Deals. Second graders are polishing a wide range of basic writing skills, including writing legibly, using capitalization and punctuation correctly (most of the time!), and moving from invented spelling to more accurate spelling.
Print worksheets for preschool-sixth grade students by grade or subject area-math, English, handwriting, history, and more plus coloring pages and puzzles. Free printable George Washington biography, stories, color pages, word search, trivia facts, puzzles, and timeline for children.
Kids will love these George Washington games and activities. Second Grade Activities. By the time students get to the second grade, many have already decided on their favorite school subject.
For that reason, it’s important to have a reserve of interesting and engaging second grade activities at the ready.