|The turkey's (letters) to the left can be used to play the tisket tasket game. The turkeys can be cut out, laminated and put on tongue depressors and put in a basket. Children get in a circle and pass around the basket of letters. When the song ends the child holding the letter says the name of the letter and puts the letter in front of him/her. This continues until each child has had a turn. See below for the song.|
After playing the game above, the poem to the left can be used as a shared reading on the overhead by changing the beginning letter. For example
A misket, a masket,
A turkey basket
Filled with letters
From A to Z
Name the letter that you see.
Children can later be given a copy to put in their poetry binder.
|After using these sentence strips for shared reading, they can be cut apart like puzzles and children can put them back together to practice reading and counting during centers.|
Tiffany Bell typed up the poem above to use for a label on the envelope for the above center. Children can also highlight the sight words and put a copy of it in their poetry binders.
Kristina Stiles combined a math and literacy lesson by
having children interactively write this poster (to the left) to
explore number sense with numbers to 10.
Click on the link above for copies of the pictures.
|For a copy of this poem, click on the picture. Children can dramatize this poem to work on making numbers to five.|
|This is an interactive writing/art idea from Kim Beatty's class.|
The poem to
the left can be used to teach the words "I", "see", "is", "the", or
Click on the picture to download a copy for children's poetry binder.
|Noelle Watson interactively wrote a poem about a turkey to label this art activity. They used the poem for a shared reading piece after writing it and then made their own turkeys (see below).|
After reading the above interactive writing many times
for shared reading the children made this art activity using
construction paper, and watercolors. The children were also
given the poem to cut up and put back together to work on sight
words and word awareness.
Depending on what words you are working on the poem can be:
I see a turkey.
The turkey is brown.
The turkey says, "gobble, gobble!"
I see a turkey.
My turkey is brown.
The turkey said, "gobble, gobble!"
Click on the picture for a closer view and a different picture
For this art activity, Teal Gibson and Kim Beatty took
pictures of their students and let the children make miniature
scarecrows using their own faces. Click on the picture for a
Click on the picture for a closer view
|Amy Schillinger invited children to write about their Thanksgiving Menu for this center. The class made the poster together with Amy doing all the writing. At the center, the children selected pictures of food they liked, glued them to a plate, and then practiced writing the word "like" by recording what they like to eat for Thanksgiving.|
|This is a poem from Sylvia Jensen's class. 5 children can be selected to act out the poem to promote math concepts.|
Megan Speiser had her students participate in making a shared
reading chart that they could read independently and learn the word
Click on the picture for a better view.
|Each child's family decorated a feather for this art activity in Lorrie Marquart's room. The children labeled the art using interactive writing.|
To the left is another shared reading poem from Michelle Andrikopoulos' classroom. The song goes to the tune of, "Are you Sleeping."
Karen Marcotte's class made an art
activity to go with their shared reading piece. They used paper
plates, tempera paint, and cotton balls to make pictures of pumpkin
pie. The song she used below goes to "Are you Sleeping."
Are you eating, are you eating
Have another slice.
It's so very nice.
It's a dream, with whipped cream.
|Michelle Andrikopoulos used this shared reading to reinforce sight words. It goes to the tune of "I'm a Little Teapot" Click on the picture for the words to the second verse.|
|This segmenting activity from Jami Holton's classroom was done as an interactive writing piece. This is a great way for children to learn letters and the sounds they make.|