Yesterday we spent the day getting massages and relaxing at the spa...summers are
rough a well-deserved break! And, surprise surprise, we talked about school!
A couple ideas we talked about are word wall activities and vocabulary development. Here are a couple fabulous finds for these activities...both of them from the Target Dollar Spot-70% off this week!
The first picture is of a set of 2 cute fly swatters. I use fly swatters for the kids to swat at a word on the word wall. This strategy is one that I learned when writing my thesis years ago and is a big hit every year. You can play it as a game (have kids get in 2 lines and race to swat the word the teacher says), or simply give a kid a state change and let them go swat a word and come right back to the group.
This next picture is of foam glasses. They can wear these "magic" glasses to read words on the word wall, or you can create a game to work on vocabulary development and oral language skills. Just put velcro on the glasses and on the backs of pictures. A student puts the glasses on and sticks a picture to the glasses without looking at it (teacher may need to do this for younger ones). Then the student looks at their friends and asks questions to find out about the picture. (my teacher-made version of the Hedbanz game)
We're linking up with Fun in Room 4B's Fabulous Find Friday linky party to show our fun finds! Check out her linky party to see what other fabulous finds people have come across this week!