Liven Up Literacy -
HIGHWAY LETTERS –
You have GOT to make these for your classroom! Go to makinglearningfun.com and click on the highway letters. Run these off and put them in a clear sheet protector or photo album. I would put the uppercase letter on one side and the lowercase letter on the other side. Children will have a blast driving around the letters with small cars. They can also put wikki sticks, play dough, beads, Cheerios, or other small objects on top of the letters. These highway letters could also be used for singing alphabet songs or making words. What a WINNER!
SIGN LANGUAGE CONNECTIONS -
Sign language is FREE and it’s a fabulous way to integrate kinesthetic learning in your classroom. Make a sign language center similar to the one shown. Run off a copy of the finger spelling illustrations and glue them to a pocket folder. Write color words, high frequency words, spelling words, etc. on index cards each week and place them in the pocket folder. Children independently take out the cards and spell the words with manual signs.
*Play “Simon Says” using sign language. Go to aslpro.com to learn signs for stand up, sit down, turn around, hop, march, etc.
STRIP BOOK -
Take 4-5 sheets of paper and staple four times down the short side as shown. Cut the paper into strips to make little books. These are perfect for learning to write a sentence from left to right. They are also good for making sets, writing numerals, etc