WHY? letters, sounds, math facts, contractions, antonyms, etc.
WHAT? spatula, poster board, markers
HOW? Cut 3 ½” circles out of poster board. Write uppercase letters on one side and lowercase letters on the other. Place the circles on the floor or a table. Children name the letter on one side, and then flip it over to self-check. Hint! Craft foam and corrugated cardboard also make good flippers.
Write words on one side and glue matching pictures on the back.
Write children’s names on one side and glue their picture on back.
Put pictures on one side and initial consonants or vowels on back.
Put sets, number words, or math facts on one side and the answer on the reverse side.
Write antonyms on opposite sides.
Write two words on the front and the contraction on the back.
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WHY? numerals, phonics, math facts, words, shapes, colors
WHAT? 5” x 8” index cards
HOW? Write words, letters, numerals, etc. on the left side of the cards going down. Turn over and write the same thing on the back. The teacher calls out a word, letter, etc. and the child “pinches” the correct answer with her thumb and index finger and holds the card up. The teacher can quickly look around the room to check the correct response.
What’s Up, Duck?
Why? initial sounds; vowel sounds; math facts
What? construction paper, marker, pictures from old workbooks
How? Download the pattern and cut ducks out of construction paper. Glue a picture to the body of the duck. Fold down the wing. Open and write the answer under the wing. Children look at the picture, read the word, and then check by lifting the wing.
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