Use to engage students in reflecting on what they know with words in alpha order. Teacher assign topic: Example: words that deal with Math
1. WRITE THE ALPHABET in alpha order down the side of the page. A to Z
2. Write a topic word that starts with that letter. Do not worry about spelling.
3. Skip around with your thinking. Do the easy ones that come to mind first.
Add, Zero Subtract etc....
4. Teacher can throw out words to help.
5. After 3 min. students can fill in list with neighbor.
Can be used at end of a lesson to see what students learned or need more help with.
My name is Alexia
My number is eight
I love to run so I'm never late.
Teacher shows example with her/his name .
My name is Gretchen
My number is four.
Smiling at me, this class I adore.
Go over the exact layout of poem.
Number must be written out between one and ten. Only numbers between these can be used. Next line must rhyme with second line last word number. "Try to show a skill or interest that you have." Do a couple with the class.
Share with class . Four or five students at time can line up in front of class.
If someone wants to, they can sing it or rap it.
The Coin by Sara Teasdale
Into my heart's treasury
I slipped a coin
Tha time can not take
Nor thief purloin
Oh better than the minting
Of a gold-crowned king
Is the safe-kept memory of a lovely thing.
Write a paragraph describing a special memory that was enjoyable with a relative or friend and why you will never forget it.
Pull down the World map. Tell students to find out where they were born and how to find it on the map. The next day they will share with the class.
Pick an interest that you have that is scientific. Could be about cooking, health, pets, animals, weather, motors, rocks, minerals, meteorites, bugs, snakes, magnetism, etc.
Figure out a way to advertise it
Get yourself a flea. Watch them jump 150 times their height. So entertaining.
On special: 20 adult fleas for $5.00 at Amazon.
Put 3 things in a bag or sack that you decorate showing your interests. The 3 things should not be valuable. The 3 things should show something about who you are and what you like.
Present to the class. Another classmate can stand beside you as you present.
Hide a "curiosity" in a bag or behind something in room. Three states of matter discussion/questioning
After guessing that I had a bone. I brought out whale rib about 3 feet tall.
Students felt their own ribs and bones. What does the skeleton do for us? Use NSTA for lessons and background
We have a skeleton
It's made of bones
And so do Kings who sit on Thrones
!st graders define throne