Who has seen those pizza pans from the Dollar Store or Walmart? Are they collecting dust? Well I decided to finally use them for an interactive activity that focused on sounds and letters. I am giving you simple directions for making your own quickly and easily. Just follow these directions and it will come together in less than an hour.
Use wipe off markers to model writing the letter you are working on. It will erase very easily. I put the cards in a pocket chart so students can go over and pick one and place it where I tell them to. Use vocabulary like top, bottom, left, or right to build that academic vocabulary stressed in Common Core.
Look what I created for your students to use:
So I created this packet for your students starting kindergarten as you introduce the letters and sounds. You can even make this bad boy into a book and staple the pages together. I have used this in my classroom for many years and the kids love it.
How would first grade teachers make use of this? Model it and have them do this independently. Need more of a challenge? Have them label their pictures. Any other ideas. These are crucial foundational skills for our students to practice and the kinesthetic piece builds their fine motor skills.
Warning: Never take your eyes off of a five year old who has a pair of scissors. Why?
Hummm... I have had them cut their eyelashes, hair, someone else's hair or the brand new outfit their mom dressed them in that day. Am I the only teacher with that kid in her room? If you want this packet you can click here or on the picture and it will shoot you to my store.
If you like this idea I am making more of these for other skills. What do you think?