Have children create a bracelet using a green bead for the beginning, a red bead for the ending and 3 or more other beads for the middle. As children retell a story have them slide a bead from left to right for the beginning and then another bead for each story component. With younger children I would use three detail (middle beads) however, you may wish to increase the number with older students.

5 Retelling Activities to Increase Our Youngest Readers' Story Comprehension - Meaning Matters. Green bead = beginning. Red bead = end. Blue beads are story components in the middle. Have kids slide a bead from right to left as they retell the story.

This is a fun activity to explore the science of balance and weight in the classroom. Have the students use the classroom balance scales to see how much items from their pencil boxes weigh. Does it weigh 1 bear, 2 bears, 3 bears, or more? Your students will have fun weighing their school supplies and recording their data!

Science - Using a Balance Scale... How Many Bears Does It Weigh?

This is a fun activity to explore the science of balance and weight in the classroom. Have the students use the classroom balance scales to see how much items from their pencil boxes weigh. Does it weigh 1 bear, 2 bears, 3 bears, or more?

Dinosaur Painting Tuff Spot

Mark making dice. Roll the dice and copy the pattern. Adapt this for writing numbers by inserting numbers, or use for games with pictures of Numicon plates.

Roll the dice and copy the pattern. Adapt this for writing numbers by inserting numbers, or use for games with pictures of Numicon plates.

Drawing with Cars ~ Marker Cars is a fun activity that merges art and play. A great way to get the nursery boys mark making!

Maybe a gNe for kids with really immature grasp patterns and dislike for colouring (but likes cars) Drawing with Cars ~ Marker Cars is a fun activity that merges art and play. A great way to get the nursery boys mark making!

Such a good idea: phonics. Why didn't I ever think of this? Love this.

Plastic Egg Word Families - for teaching rhyme and word beginnings/endings. They just spin one side of the egg for different words. Hayden would love it!

Open-ended math materials

Maths Investigation Area for Open-Ended Learning

Encourage playful maths investigation with inviting, open-ended materials - from The Imagination Tree (",) LOTS of good ideas on this site for math workshop!


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