Whew! The first week of school flew by and it's time for week two. I enjoyed getting to know my sweet class this past week and I can already tell it's going to be an AMAZING year! Especially when I looked up one day and one of my students was doing the "sprinkler" dance after finishing the assignment. Does it really get any better than that?
I always forget how little the firsties are at the beginning of the year! They don't have many independent skills. I love it when I tell them they can open their own snack with their scissors - it's seriously la lightbulb moment. Ha! During math this week, I had drawn a number line on a shower curtain and was having the students hop across to practice counting forwards and backwards. I made them take off their shoes, which of course, they couldn't believe I let them do that. And then 3 of them couldn't put their shoes back on. Ha! As we say in the South, bless their hearts!
Over the summer I had made a phonics review game. I had planned to do it on Thursday, but I worried the students wouldn't understand how to play. But I was worried for nothing! They understood how to play and enjoyed getting out of their seats.
The game is called Beginning Sounds SCOOT. SCOOT is a game you can play with any skill you'd like. Each student has a card and a recording sheet. They write down the answer on the recording sheet and then "scoot" to the next seat. I'm trying to upload to TPT as a freebie, but it's not working. Hopefully it'll be up soon!
Edited: I finally got the game upload. You can pick it up here.