With the current worldwide pandemic, many 1:1 lessons have transitioned to online delivery. Suddenly, may teachers are faced with figuring out the various platforms for communication while also adapting lessons and content to the online environment. I would encourage us to look at this an opportunity to take advantage of technology that can make our classes more fun and motivating for students.
Our first Wacky Wild Card Wednesday activity works on counting skills using your imagination! This game is easy to play and even easier to make.
Every teacher has had lessons which didn’t quite go as planned. Whether the computer isn’t working, the students sped through the content you planned, they simply hated an activity and you had to move on, or you forgot to bring an important item, having some Plan Bs (and Cs and Ds) in your pocket are essential. Some activities also have a variation that can be used in online teaching environments.
The combination of yoga and storytelling aids in vocabulary acquisition and retention. Words become associated to specific movements throughout the story. Young learners find movement based activities to be fun and motivating since they closely resemble natural play.
What happens when you drink a glass of water while doing a handstand? Find out how to defy gravity in this challenge!
Dear Zoo by Rod Campbell is another children’s classic that is perfect for children 0-5 years old. In the story, a child writes to the zoo asking for a pet. As the zoo sends different animals, you’re sure to roar with laughter. The book is a great introduction to zoo animals as well as a way to review or introduce simple adjectives.
Part of the Fingerplay and Fine Motor Fridays Series
Fingerplays and action rhymes build language and speech by engaging our senses. As we perform a finger play or action rhyme, we work on gross and fine motor skills, coordination, and rhythm. Below you can find all of our fingerplays…