Monday, March 30, 2009
Wednesday, March 25, 2009
Attention-getters are an important part of classroom management. These are items that should be taught to the class in the first few days of school and used with consistency throughout the year. Here is one that I recommend.
Thursday, March 19, 2009
There are many different reading strategies that can be used with students. An activity that is good to use with pre-emergent readers is called Read a Picture.
- Write on the dry erase board 2-3 vocabulary words from a nonfiction story. Select words that connect to illustrations in the book.
- Show students each page of the book and have them use picture clues to predict information.
- Ask how and why questions.
- Read aloud and define the words on the board.
- Have students use the listed words to describe the book illustrations.
- Then read the story aloud.
- Have students compare their predictions to the facts in the story.
Wednesday, March 18, 2009
Tuesday, March 10, 2009
- Mazes: have the student work a variety of mazes. This will have the added benefit of strengthening fine motor skills also.
- Matching, sorting, and labeling objects based on color, shape, size, function, etc.
- Sorting and labeling pictures.
- Hidden pictures: have students find objects hidden in a picture, like the Where's Waldo photos.
- Matching objects to outlines drawn.
- Memory games using a small selection of picture cards, and finding pairs.
- Spot the Difference: find differences between two photos
- What Did You See?: Show 2-5 objects for 15 seconds, cover them or take them away, and have the student recall what they saw.
- I Spy: Play the I Spy game. Have the student point to the item that you have named.
- Dot-to-dot exercises
Monday, March 9, 2009
Thursday, March 5, 2009
I apologize for the brief break in posting. We will be returning to
our regular schedule of posting information beginning today. Please
check out the wonderful offerings that we have to share.
CONNECT FAMILIES 2 SCHOOL
A time for parents to connect with other parents, educators, and
specialists to enhance their knowledge, gain strategies, and increase social and emotional support.
When: Monday, March 9 from 6:30pm to 8 pm
(adults only if possible)
Where: John Pittard Elementary, Murfreesboro City Schools
Topic: Sue Humphrey, Occupational Therapist, will be discussing
sensory needs in children. Mrs. Humphrey is an expert in recognizing and assisting families with children who have sensory needs. Come, listen, and participate as Mrs. Humphrey shares her vast experience with sensory regulation and our daily routines.
If there are any questions please call Lori Shea at Pittard at