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November 2019

Here is what we have been up to in November!

1. NEW READING STRATEGY POSTERS


I wanted reading strategy posters with photos instead of clip art so I made these for this year!  I use them in conjunction with my reading strategy lessons that can be found in this pack.

You can grab these reading strategy posters for free!

Click here or on the image below to download them!


2. I KNOW MY BEGINNING SOUNDS - FALL WORDS


I originally made these to use as a dry erase book but have been using them as mini sensory bins instead!  This week I put letter beads in a small bin with split peas and had the students find the letters and place them in the correct spot.

I also put a few paper booklets out so students could make a booklet after to take home if they wanted to.


I put the answer key on the back of the "cover" so students could flip it around and check their work when they were done!

You can find these printables by clicking here or on the image below:



3. REMEMBRANCE DAY SENSORY BIN


I was inspired to make this bin after seeing @whitneymarief's on Instagram!

I made poppies in 3 different sizes out of felt and hot glued a black button to the middle of each one.  Then I cut out some doves from white felt as well.  I added a sorting tray and 2 tins with a mini tong in each one.  My hope was that they would sort the poppies by size, count the poppies and doves and use the tongs to strengthen their fine motor skills.  Today was the first day they explored it but it was very popular!

4. REMEMBRANCE DAY MINI READER



I made this mini emergent reader for my kids because I have a handful of kids who LOVE making booklets.  Students trace the bubble words and colour the pictures.


You can grab this Remembrance Day reader for free by clicking here or on the image below:


5. REMEMBRANCE DAY WORD CHART


Last week I had the Halloween word chart out and the kids LOVED drawing and labeling pictures from it, so I quickly made up a Remembrance Day one to put out this week! The kids have been doing such a great job drawing and labeling pictures at this centre!

You can also grab this word chart for free by clicking here or on the image below:


6. LOOSE PARTS POPPY


I've shared this idea before but here is this year's set up for the loose parts poppy centre! You can grab the FREE recording sheet by going to this blog post: 

7. POPPY WREATH


I was inspired by the photo @wonderfullinquiry posted last Remembrance Day for our wreath this year!  Every year each class presents a wreath at our Remembrance Day assembly.  For this wreath I had the students draw a poppy in black crayon and paint it with red and black paint pucks.  You can see the set up for that part below:


Then I cut out the poppies and glued them onto our wreath.  Next we read "The Peace Book" by Todd Parr and we brainstormed words that make us think of peace.  Then I had a few students come and write the words for us on black construction paper during centre time.  Finally I glued the words on and we were done! It was one of the easier wreaths I have ever done and I love how it turned out!

I'll be sharing more as the month goes on!

- Yukari