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  • Spelling - Make a Word Race: Class Teams

    This team race encourages students to help each other master spelling any words that need practise. Encouragement is emphasized, and team work is necessary to “build” each word. The team builds the word, not just one student, so that all learning levels can participate and feel good about their progress. View Full Lesson →

  • Writing - Handprint Adjective Booklet

    A hand-shaped booklet is made entitled “What is in my hand?” Students describe items glued or taped on each page, “I have a spider in my hand. How does it feel? It feels…” Adjectives are written on fingertips, “soft, tickley, creepy, light, furry”. View Full Lesson →

  • Math - Telling Time With Clocks/ Bingo “Time”

    Students quickly learn to tell time first by only using the hour hand. They master o’clock times, then half past times; then quarter to and quarter after are added. The minute hand is added later. Reinforcement is through practise with clocks and bingo cards. Lots of lesson ideas here. View Full Lesson →

  • Math - Learning Even and Odd Numbers

    Prerequisite: Students have learned about skipcounting.¬† eg. You can start at ANY number, skip three, circle that number, skip three, circle that number, skip three, etc.¬†Students know about digits and that the number 10 has … View Full Lesson →

  • Alphabet Practise

    Reading - Alphabet Letters in a Can

    Objectives: Daily practise reading the alphabet. Learning the sounds of the letters by matching tactile object to alphabet card letter. Daily practise putting the letters of the alphabet in the correct order. ** Teacher visits … View Full Lesson →

  • Spelling - Spelling Race

    Objectives: learn spelling words Materials: scrap paper cut or ripped into 2-3″ squares, each with a different letter on it, one letter for each of the spelling words (eg. for the word “any”, the student … View Full Lesson →