I have decided to provide an example of my lesson plans for this week coming up. We are learning about winter and the winter weather. As we do the activities I will add pictures and more examples.
Here are my small group plans and some resources that I have found or made myself. I just Google certain images or clipart and use them. I am not selling them or own them, I am just using them personally.
For the Building a Snowman group, I tried last year and it went alright. I had die-cut three different sized shapes and a hat and nose and so on and they would gradually build the snowman piece by piece. This got a little overwhelming for some of my students because there were no visual cues, just verbal directions and an assigned step for each value. But I found this link on Pinterest that has it laid out in a visual form for the students to see. It also shows them what to draw.
The website has such great winter ideas! Check them out!!
For my Reading Group, I found a winter letter sound match online that cost money, so I used graphics from Google images and the search to create my own. Remember, these are not my images.
Here are some of my Large Group plans for the week as well. I have not included any of my books yet. They are such a pain in the butt to me! Errr!!!
If you are wondering what Higgledy Piggledy is..it is a great tool to teach syllables to kids! It goes a little something like this:
Higgledy Piggledy Bumble bee,
Will you say your name for me?
Let's clap it!
Let's snap it!
Let's stomp it!
Let's clap it!
I start out doing the kids' names in the beginning of the year and then move on to other words. It really helps them start to segment words into parts.
The other Phonological awareness game is the "I'm going on a trip..." game. This game is great for beginning letter sounds. This week we are trying the letter W. Anyways, the point of this game is to sit in a large circle and name items with whatever letter sound you are focusing on that you would bring with you.
There are plenty more great ideas for PA here!
Okay, I hope this is helpful...I will definitely add more picture and progress of what we are doing. This is just my general outline for the week. :)