Natalie Watts
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Maths activity of counting beads on a pipe cleaner. Great for developing number and fine motor skills. Laughing Kids Learn

I think you could also have multiple pipe cleaners coming from one number and students have to show multiple ways to add numbers to get to that number. Counting with pipe cleaners and beads. Great for fine motor development too.

My bedroom? Love it all...grey walls, wide plank white washed floors,white decor

Did you also notice that there are less and less white walls around, while always more rooms with walls painted in neutral colors such as beige and gray? My favorite neutral color no doubt is exactly the mix of gray and beige, …

Shake the bottle, read the word and put it into a sentence.

We could always adapt this to reading words. Shake the bottle, read the word and put it into a sentence.

New classroom! Reading  story telling area, complete with our magical fairy tree with hanging mini-me's which the children can take into the different class areas to play with. Books are on the floor level in baskets, with cushions for a home feel. The story telling shelf includes various puppets, characters  books to match our current interests and a story telling mat on the floor.

Reading story telling area, complete with our magical fairy tree…

The sound muncher! This sound muncher likes to eat (be filled) with items that begin with/ have in them the sound we are learning that week. He belongs in the writing area for children to pick out items their friends have brought in and write about them.

First Grader. Feed the classroom sound muncher objects with the phonics pattern we are learning then put him at the word work center for the kids to draw and label the objects they find inside!

Place several plastic eggs in a basket. Fill each egg with letter tiles for students to open them and unscramble them to make CVC words. Students must make the word, blend and say the word, then write the word on the recording sheet

spelling/ word wall/Place several plastic eggs in a basket. Fill each egg with letter tiles for students to open them and unscramble them to make CVC words. Students must make the word, blend and say the word, then write the word on the recording sheet