Saturday, January 28, 2012

Cutting or Tearing? What Are You Doing?

Here are some of the activities we did this week while I was busy assessing my students. It is so hard to accomplish this and still give them meaningful work. So what did I find out? Some of my kids are still rotating their letters and gluing them upside down! ( OMG I am in trouble).  On top of this some of the cutting that I saw looked a lot more like tearing to me. Holey moley!


Vickie said...

I still have some little ones gluing their letters upside down also! When you get it solved, let us know your trick :)
Mrs. Plant's Press

Chelsea said...

Fran I love the snowy alphabet activity except I am transitioning now to my February theme of love, valentines day and friendship. Will you be making this activity for your next themed packet as well? I would love to borrow it

Fran Kramer said...

Great idea Chelsea,
I will make it and sell it on tpt store.
My kids will love it.

Reagan Tunstall said...

I woke up and saw your fabulous double bubble suggestion so I made one and added it to my unit! Thank you so much for thinking of how to make my unit better! I went ahead and made the double bubble a freebie! I appreciate your help!

Reagan Tunstall said...

p.s. I may have possibly written a poem to you in the comments of my blog post.

Kelly said...

Hi Fran, I love your blog. Thanks for sharing your great ideas!
The occupational therapist at my school said to reduce the workload for the kiddos that are having trouble cutting....I know mine that can't cut well take foreverrr to get going with the project, so she said to get the first few pieces cut out for them. They actually do a better job when they don't feel stressed about having a bunch to do. Also, you've probably already done this but I've had to send home a pair of kid scissors with a note because they say "I'm not allowed to use scissors at home".

"Kindergarten Kel

Ms. Rachel said...

HI Fran, I love the snowy alphabet! I think I need that packet!


Fran Kramer said...

It's in my winter packet which is the best work I have done so far. It has some emergent readers that the kids like too. You can find it on TpT or Teacher's Notebook.

Kristin said...

You'd think first graders would be all good to go in the cutting department. Not so much. My worst one just turned six on December 1 so maybe that's the problem. Ya think?
A Teeny Tiny Teacher

Kat said...

Assessments, aarrrggghhh.

Thanks for the sweet comment.

And I loved your presentation BTW... will be sharing with my K partner when we go back tomorrow.

Still thinking about Las Vegas! Any info on the conference? I couldn't find anything online.

*hugs* Kat

Fran Kramer said...

You would think. Better than in kinder where they cut each other's hair or eyelashes! December 1st-really? Nothing surprises me at this point but I am celebrating that September cut-off big time!

Ms. Rachel said...

Hey Fran,

Im thinking about purchasing it, I teach kiddos with moderate to severe impairments, but they are older. From what I can tell we are doing similar skills, think it'd be a good fit??


Ms. Rachel’s Room

Fran Kramer said...

I was a special ed teacher during the first part of my career and it really made me the teacher I am. My special ed friend uses all of my stuff with her older kids and they even spend time in my room during my routines when they can. I think you will find it a good match for you.

msdora162 said...

I have your warming up packet. As always it is great and we are having a blast using it. The kids and I love the way you suggest we put together the emergent reader. I use a different color wide tape as the raw edge binding for each theme. (winter = blue). What packet are you including the wind blows emergent reader. thank you again for the presentation at the expo. awesome.

alwayslearning said...

Hi Fran! I love these books that you have created! Is the wind book also in your winter warm up packet?

Fran Kramer said...

The wind book is coming in a weather packet soon!